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5 Hikes In 5 Days - Summary

5 Hikes In 5 Days - Summary

Well, my 5 Hikes In 5 Days adventure is over, but what fun it was! I thought I’d share some of my stats from those 5 days in order to sum things up…

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5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 5

5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 5

I sure do know how to pick ‘em. Today’s hike to Chasm Lake was one of the most spectacular that I have ever been on. Sure the Fall colors helped, but the amazing views, breath taking rock walls, and crystal clear waters just about blew me away! I’m not...

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5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 4

5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 4

Today I journeyed out to Betasso Preserve for my hike. I haven’t been out there for a few years, but it was just as I remembered it. When we were in college, we used to ride up Four Mile Canyon from campus, climb up Logan Mill Road, and bomb...

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5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 3

5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 3

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I went on another awesome hike today! The bad news is that all of this hiking is totally destroying my motivation to find a job! ;-) I mean, how can I be expected to sit in a cubicle...

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5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 2

5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 2

Today my friend and long-time co-worker Jeannette and I made our way to Caribou Ranch and Mud Lake. I hadn’t been there before so I let Jeannette lead the way. We saw black and grey squirrels, many kinds of small birds, and even heard elk bugling not...

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5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 1

5 Hikes In 5 Days - Day 1

For no real good reason, other than I have the time since I am unemployed, I have decided to go for 5 hikes in 5 days. These aren’t major all day hikes or anything but I’ve been cooped up in the house searching for jobs and taking some online courses...

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Out For A Stroll

Out For A Stroll

I haven’t been out hiking (or updating this site) for quite a while. It is tennis season and I’ve been running on the treadmill in the basement quite a bit, but I haven’t taken any time to get out and hit the trail. Well, enough of that! Today I went...

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Heil Valley Ranch - January 2013

Heil Valley Ranch - January 2013

I invited some friends to go hiking with me this time, but no one could make it. I hope they all enjoyed whatever else they were doing though because they all missed out on a great day!

I was originally planning on heading out to Button Rock Preserve just West of...

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Late Fall Hiking

Late Fall Hiking

The weather is supposed to turn cold in the middle of this coming week so I decided to head out for some much needed exercise. This morning I went out to Rabbit Mountain and cranked out a good 5 mile hike. Don’t get me wrong, I took some time...

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Volunteer Work - Hall Ranch

Volunteer Work - Hall Ranch

Today I spent the morning at a volunteer work project coordinated through the Parks and Open Space department of Boulder County. We were participating in a forestry project that is focused on ponderosa pine restoration at Hall Ranch…

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Button Rock Preserve

Button Rock Preserve

Yeah I went hiking again, what else is new? I actually found a new place to go this time called Button Rock Preserve (more info). I made the drive out there and headed up the Sleepy Lion trail. Last week we didn’t see any birds on Nighthawk trail...

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Hall Ranch Revisited

Hall Ranch Revisited

I had the hiking bug last weekend and Hall Ranch called to me once again. After knocking back a couple of beers together and ruminating on the meaning of life the night before, my buddy Collins and I met up at the trail head on Sunday morning. After giving...

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Hiking Hall Ranch

Hiking Hall Ranch

Well, today is my last day of vacation. In order to stave off the depression of going back to work as best as I could, I decided to hit the trails again. We had a storm come through a couple of days ago that left some snow behind but the...

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Hiking Chautauqua

Hiking Chautauqua

With one day before the temperature was supposed to drop and the snow was supposed to start flying I headed out for another hike. Erica and I met at The Cheesecake Factory in Boulder for lunch and afterward I drove over to Chautauqua to do a little exploring. That’s...

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Holiday Hiking

Holiday Hiking

Having the last week of December off of work I took advantage of the good weather we’ve been having and got out for a couple of hikes. My neighbor had recommended taking the dogs out to Rabbit Mountain but since Sophie is still out of commission I thought it...

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