Category Archives: Day Hikes

Moving and Bear Mountain, Boulder, CO

We’ve all but completed the move-in process in Boulder, Colorado. It’s been a lot of work — more work than moving to college, back before I had a bank account, or a car, or life insurance, and health insurance, food, … Continue reading

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11-14-2011 Cottonwood Canyon and Jordan River Trail (25 miles)

Today I got two expeditions for the price of one! The first was a short hike in Cottonwood Canyon. The trailhead starts at 7400 feet above sea level, so there was quite a lot of snow (which unfortunately became slushy … Continue reading

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10-08-11 Great Sand Dunes National Park, Part 1

Be ye forewarned: The next series of posts are out of order! So much for continuity. But it’ll be worth it, trust me. So I left off in Taos Junction, New Mexico. The morning of the 8th of October was … Continue reading

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11-3-11 Blue Mountain (20 miles 3240′ gain) Missoula, Montana

I finally got out of my rut of sleeping late, and was able to get in a 20 mile hike! It took 8 hours and 15 minutes, plus about 30 minutes of biking to the trailhead and back. When I … Continue reading

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10-28-11 Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

This post is heavy on the science, mainly because I felt the need to say something other than “We saw pretty things! Here they are!” So if that is not your cup of tea, feel free to let your eyes … Continue reading

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10-27-11 Yellowstone (day 1)

We drove up to Yellowstone National Park today, wanting to get there before most of the roads close on November 7th for winter road maintenance. I have to admit, this was all Louis’s idea. I had heard of Old Faithful, … Continue reading

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10-25-11 Jackson Trails (14 miles, 3960′ gain)

I guess I could call this another epic day (it was!) but at some point I’m going to have to redefine my threshold for what makes a hike epic. Oh well. Basically did the same hike as a few days … Continue reading

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10-23-11 Surprise Lake from Taggart (13.6 miles, 2915′ gain)

Another epic day! And this one I was able to share with Louis, for twice the fun, and at least three times the insanity. This was the hardest hike Louis has done since we began our hiking adventures, and for … Continue reading

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10-22-11 Hiking in Jackson, WY (14.1 miles, 3300′ up)

Guys, I am so far behind on updating! And I have so many pictures it just breaks my heart trying to choose only the very best ones to include in the blog. I don’t know how folks do it. So … Continue reading

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10-7-11 Jack’s Creek to Taos Junction, NM

I’m currently sitting in a Brewing Market in downtown Boulder trying to stay awake. With all the travelling, I’d cut back my caffeine consumption to half-a-cup of coffee a day, and that seems to work just fine for hiking and … Continue reading

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10-6-11 Winsor Creek Trail

Today we drove to the general store in Terrero to see if we could pick up some fresh fruits or other munchies to supplement the freeze-dried dinner we had. No luck there! They must be clearing out for the season, … Continue reading

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10-5-11 Storrie Lake, NM to Jack’s Creek campground

It was pretty amazing to wake up in such a beautiful place after having arrived in the pitch darkness the night before. I’d seen pictures on the internet of course, but nothing like being there! I went on a bit … Continue reading

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