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Blue Lakes in the Winter vs. Blue Lakes in the Summer

Date hiked: 11/23/16

Mileage: 12.2 miles to reach Blue Lakes Pass

Head Count (how many other hikers I saw): 0 groups (a much different story in the summer) 296 more words

Colorado Hiking

Back Side of Mammoth Mountain

Once over that vista point the road descends very steeply and as one single lane with epic drop-offs into a valley to the west of Mammoth Mountain. 270 more words

Who Turned Fauvist Painters Loose at the Creek?

We walked through the forest down to the creek in glaring sunlight and, yowie, it looks like Les Fauves have been there, painting over parts of our fall creek scenery. 560 more words


Challenger Point

Date Hiked: 10-21-16

Mileage: 13.6 mi

Head Count (how many other hikers I saw): Signs of one camper at the lake, though I never did see him. 609 more words

Colorado Hiking

Comfort in the Air

With my fingers slowly going numb, and my wool gloves socked from holding onto the drenched icy cold rope attached to the bow of the kayak. 328 more words


Old Twin Peaks Trail

Date Hiked: 10-15-16

Mileage: 4.8 mi

Head Count (how many other hikers I saw): One or two.


With three largely separate approaches to the summit, Twin Peaks is probably one of the most attainable trails in Ouray, but that doesn’t deter from the solitude. 631 more words

Colorado Hiking