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Hike of the Week: Heart Lake

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As we hit the 4-mile mark, the trail begins to level out.  The forest becomes a bit more sparse, and the view open up.  And the walk through the the thick subalpine forest, and the squishing through the occasional mud bog have all been worth it….

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A Nineteenth Century Backpack

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Descending the trail from Heart Lake late in the day, we kept running into backpackers.  First a young couple, moving at a fast clip.  Next, a woman who clearly struggled, greeting us with a wry smile on her face. “Is it much farther?” Old School Backpack…

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Hike of the Week: Diamond Lake

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As we descended down a slight incline in the trail, the rush of water greeted my ears.  Off to the left, I glimpsed a waterfall cascading down the rocks before settling down into the creek.  We take a quick break and snap a couple of photos…

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Hike of the Week: Crater Lake (Rollinsville)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If I told you I hiked to Crater Lake, you might say which one?  There are at least ten named Crater Lakes in the state of Colorado and two that are in the northern Front Range mountains in neighboring wilderness areas.  While both are worthy destinations,…

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