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,…

Tuesday, October 24th: Foothills Trail, I Think.

Since moving to Colorado, the great state for being outdoors, I feel like I’ve spent significantly more time indoors. Between working, studying, and trying to identify where the heck/what the heck the lacuna is in a spongy bone tissue sample under the microscope, I have felt pretty busy. But, autumn is here and I felt…

Sunday, July 9: Horsetooth Falls

I woke up early to get ahead of the heat and hike at Horsetooth Falls. The drive there was peaceful, as the reservoir was very calm and peaceful looking as I drove by. I thought that this was the first time I was doing this hike, but after hiking for a bit I realized I…

Thursday, June 15: Coyote Ridge Trail

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 600 ft. Trail: Natural/Dirt Land Status: Public/Managed by the city of Fort Collins Difficulty: Moderate due to incline My favorite part of this hike happened on my hike back down, when a mountain biker passed me while belting out a song at the top of his lungs in what I…

Monday, June 5: Gem Lake to Twin Owls & Sprague Lake, RMNP

On Monday we woke up, headed to the complimentary breakfast, ate some goodies, and then headed out for another hike. Although actually, our first stop was the Country Supermarket along Moraine Ave. where we picked up made to order sandwiches for our picnic lunch planned for the afternoon. After that, we determined that the trailhead…