Sunday, April 15: Horsetooth Half Marathon

It’s like a hike, but faster and almost entirely on paved roads! Horsetooth Half is the oldest half marathon in Colorado (I learned that this morning), the first half marathon I ever ran (back in 2011), and this was my third time running it. It’s been a few years, which probably worked to my advantage…

Thursday, April 5: Hike to the A

When I was a little kid living in Fort Collins my parents used to tell me (or maybe they just told me once, or maybe I just suggested it to them) that the “A” on the side of the foothills in Fort Collins was painted there for me. I don’t think I really ever though…

Monday, April 2: Devil’s Backbone

This hike was a shorty but a goody! It was my first time hiking at this open space, and I actually hadn’t heard of it until the other day. The landscape was super neat though, and this might be one of my favorite scenery hikes in the front range area. I accidentally turned the tracking…

Sunday, April 1: Lady Moon Trail

Happy Easter weekend! I’m not religious, so I won’t pretend to be, but I do appreciate those days set aside to relax, slow down, and spend time with loved ones (&& eat too much food). Today I headed up towards the Red Feather Lakes area to go for a hike before heading to my aunt…

Tuesday, March 6: Chautauqua Trailhead to 1st/2nd Flatiron

Happy March! In like a lion, out like a lamb… or something like that. I finally made it to Boulder to do an actual hike from Chautauqua park. We started at the Chautauqua trailhead and hiked up the paved path until we hit the junction between the 1st/2nd Flatiron trail and the Bluebell/Baird trail. Up…

Tuesday, February 27: A Day of Lakes in RMNP

This week had a particularly rough start to the work week. I was reminded of the importance to slow down and take the time to connect with and appreciate the people around you, even when life seems chaotic and urgent. One of the residents that I truly enjoyed spending time with and bantering back and…

January 20-22: Seattle, Washington

Okay, this trip never involved me getting out my actual hiking boots and lacing them up, but I did wear some boots, and there were some serious miles covered while on this trip! For real, Seattle is much hillier than I was expecting. In the end, there were a little over 22 miles walked, and…

Thursday, January 11: Rabbit Mountain Open Space

Hey Colorado, you’re beautiful. The first hike of the year is in the books (or on the blog, whatever). I used to commute from Fort Collins to Boulder for work, and everyday I would pass a sign for Rabbit Mountain Open Space on Highway 66. I thought I would finally check it out today! First…

2017 Hiking: A Year in Review

I saw a lot of “best nine” on Instagram at the end of December, people reflecting on memorable moments of 2017. I’ve been thinking a lot about this, of how to parse out what was real and what was not, and what was actually good and memorable, and how to process that and begin to…

January 2015: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Happy throwback Monday! For no specific reason, I feel like reminiscing about the Ohio hiking that I did in my first few years there. In January 2015 we went to Hocking Hills for a weekend. We rented a cabin (with a hot tub!!) near the hiking trails and spent the weekend hiking in the hills,…