Category Archives: hikes

Hikes Around Evergreen

This beautiful view is found just a few miles up from my house on the way to Evergreen Mountain.  This is my new friend and hiking partner Katie (the wife of our realtor).I packed a thermos of hot tea to … Continue reading

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Denver: New and Old Friends, Red Rocks, and The Wild Animal Sanctuary

This was a fun day out for a birthday brunch at Highland Tap and Burger–wives and babies included but not pictured.  After we ate, we walked over to a nice and breezy beer garden in LoHi called Recess.   Chris … Continue reading

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Pfeiffer Beach: Home of the Purple Sand

Pfeiffer Beach at Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur is a beautiful and unique sight.  The parking lot was full, so I took the free route parking on the highway opting for the 3 mile trek down the beach road.  Not far … Continue reading

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Point Lobos

After breakfast in Carmel we headed to Point Lobos.  Point Lobos is a beautiful state park found in between Carmel and Big Sur. We trekked the entirety of it along the coastline witnessing many sea otters, sea lions, and seals sunning and … Continue reading

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Where the Red Fern Grows

Return to Natural Falls State Park Spotted Jewelweed-  This flower is also known as Touch-me-not because of its unusual method of seed dispersal.  When the seed pods become ripe, the slightest touch or swift breeze triggers a pop that sends the seeds up to … Continue reading

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Rim Trail

This trail was a nice short hike up and just the right distance for a trail run, about 4 miles up and back down with no heavy foot traffic on a beautiful weekend.  It was attractively located just near the … Continue reading

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Durango Unchained

Almost there! Streets are all cleared in preparation for the legendary mountain biking race called Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Baby Bicycle Classic: this was just moments before this toddler on the right crashed as he was attempting the turn and balled … Continue reading

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Our Hike to the Edge–Whitaker Point

Whitaker Point Hike Tuck Everlasting was here! The remote Erbie Campground Look what we accidentally sneaked up on as we were exploring our campground trails… I love my Govino shatterproof reusable and recyclable wine glasses and carafe.

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Hiking around Crystal Lake

No Jason Voorhees here…just some beautiful mountains and crystal green shorelines  There must be a mysterious story behind this package.  I bet it fell out of a crashing plane and obviously never made it to its destination in Carson City coming all … Continue reading

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Old Faithful and the lodge

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