Travel & Adventures

Scuba Diving impressions of a newbie diver

Scuba diving impressions of a newbie diver August 4, 2018 My first scuba diving experience after being certified was not in some distant tropical locale, but instead I opted to dive in the murky waters of the Aurora Reservoir (elevation 5,950 feet). Since...

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Mushroom Pond Trail

Rim Rock Trail & Creek Bottom Trail The remains of Castlewood Dam April 28, 2018 About a month ago my son and I hiked for our first time in Castlewood Canyon State Park. We did the Canyon View Nature trail, the Inner Canyon, to the Dam then took the Lake...

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Mount Sniktau

Mount Sniktau Today's hike is my 26th hike of 2018, so I am excited to hit the halfway point of the 52 Hike Challenge and before today, the highest I had been this year was a little over 11,700 feet on Chief Mountain.  At 13,000 feet the air is 62% the...

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Devil’s Head Lookout

Devil's Head Lookout May 25, 2018 I have been wanting to do a sunset hike and Devil's Head in Pikes National Forest seemed like it would be a good one. I arrived at the trailhead about 7:00pm and starting hiking around 7:30. The first sign I noticed was...

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Staunton State Park

Staunton State Park The view from Catamount Scenic Overlook May 12, 2018 Coming Soon Details Starting from the Mason Creek Trail View from Eagle Cliff Bunkhouse from the 1930's [sgpx...

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Chief Mountain

Chief Mountain The road to Mt Evans from the summit of Chief Mountain May 10, 2018 For me the hiking season started in January with a walk between Ka'anapali Beach and Black Rock, at sea level but in order to be ready for my fourteener goals this year the...

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Sprague Lake Loop-2018

Sprague Lake Loop Sprague Lake May 6, 2018 Coming Soon Details Sprague Lake trail and sign Looking across Sprague lake at Otis Peak, Hallett Peak, & Flattop Mtn. Still lots of snow on Flattop...

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Alderfer Three Sisters Trail

Alderfer Three Sisters Trail and The Brother Mount Evans from The Brother Peak on the Alderfer/Three Sisters Trail May 5, 2018 Coming Soon Details Rim Rock Trail sign and rock stairs View from the Rim Rock Trail Cherry...

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Castlewood Canyon State Park 2018 -Trip #2

Rim Rock Trail & Creek Bottom Trail The remains of Castlewood Dam April 28, 2018 About a month ago my son and I hiked for our first time in Castlewood Canyon State Park. We did the Canyon View Nature trail, the Inner Canyon, to the Dam then took the Lake...

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Spruce Mountain Trail

Spruce Mountain Trail Near Windy Point April 27, 2018 One of the wonderful things about Douglas County are all the trails and open spaces for hiking and Spruce Mountain Trail is one of the few places I hadn't hiked yet. The trailhead parking area had...

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