A weekend in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Date visited January 17th-19th. The Martin Luther King holiday weekend was well worth the 9 hour drive from Denver. The drive itself along route 70 makes for a photogenic trip through Colorado ski country, gradually changing to the mesa-ridden desert of Utah. We cruised into Bryce Canyon […]
Cold temps and predicted snowfall prevented a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, but we still geared up at 6:30AM to hike the 3.5 mile loop trail to summit Mount Sanitas in Boulder, CO. I have done this hike several times in the summer, but this was my first winter excursion.
From Lumpy Ridge Trailhead we hiked to Balanced Rock, passing by the highly trafficked Gem Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park, Colorado. December 6th 2020. 8.3 Miles hike round-trip | 1,870 feet total elevation gain Hiking to Gem Lake in December A grueling off trail hike to Fay Lakes yesterday had us aching […]
A 5AM wakeup call signified our departure for Sheep Lakes. A first stop before heading to Lawn Lake trailhead to hike Ypsilon Lake trail to Fay Lakes. Off trail hike to Fay Lakes on December 5th 2020. Hiking Distance: 12.5 Miles Total Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft Total Hiking Time: 9.5 Hours We were out […]
With a limited time frame on Saturday 11/21, we took a 50 minute drive to Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Nestled along Crawford Gulch between Golden and Black Hawk, this is a great hike near Denver. Our destination for the day was Windy Peak, a 6.8 mile loop. There are several paths leading to this […]
As fires die down and more sections of Rocky Mountain National Park reopen, we returned to Bear Lake Trailhead. We opted for the popular 3.5 mile hike to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake and Emerald Lake. Emerald Lake Trail Day Hike A few cars speckled the Bear Lake parking lot at our 6:30AM arrival to obtain […]