Tag: hiking

Day 4 – All that glitters IS gold…

elk in rocky mountain national park, colorado

HaHa! Lucky Me!!! I’ve had the good fortune to see the autumn leaves many times this year. Several times in September I visited Grand Lake, CO which is located on the western side of the Rocky Mountains. To get there, I have to drive over Trail Ridge Rd. It’s the highest paved road in the U.S.

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A Time & A Place

Signpost on mailbox says, Go slow or you'll smash the cat.

There’s something special about morning hikes, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the smell in the air. The moisture is heavy and the ground, plants, rocks and surroundings have a chill to it. Or maybe it’s the soft light that comes through. Not bold and in your face like a mid-day hike – I actually keep my face turned

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November mixup

For me, November is about mixing things up. It’s about the road less traveled, discovering new trails, meeting new people, joining, moving, painting, and connecting. I am doing all of the above. One of the items on my November list was to hike a new trail. I did that this week and it was stunning.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountain

A hike up Crestone Mountain and a quick self-portrait — set the timer — now RUN! Crestone is a statutory town in Saguache County in Southwestern Colorado, United States. The population was 73 at the 2000 census. It is a small village at the foot of the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Range,

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Therapy in Motion

Often times, for me, a hike is all about movement, therapy and meditation. My hike last week was to a 11,400 ft. summit of Twin Sisters in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are 54 mountain peaks that are 14,000 feet or more but I took the lazy day hike and only hiked 9+miles. The first

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