Boss and Hunt Lakes, 4×4 and Hike

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I really needed to get in a good hike since my return from South Korea on Friday night, and Lisa wanted to get in a decent hike to a lake, so she popped open a hiking book and we found this hike to Hunt Lake. If you go west on US 50 from Poncha Springs look for the runaway truck ramp on the left side of the highway Continue reading

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Cherry Lake – Backpacking, Hunting

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High up in the Sange de Cristo Range, Colorado

2018 – Friday, August 31st – Luke and I drove down to the Wild Cherry Creek trailhead which is on the western side of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains. Our plan was to backpack most of the way to Cherry Lake, set up camp, and continue hiking for an above timberline deer hunt. Luke had the tag and I was along for support. We arrived at the trailhead around 11pm. I covered Continue reading

Mt. Evans – August 2018

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View from atop Mt. Evans of the observatory and observation deck

 

Last weekend Lisa and I joined Joshua and Cory and Luke on a trip to Mt Evans, one of the Colorado fourteeners which can be driven to the summit. However, we didn’t drive to the top, but instead hiked from a parking lot at Summit Lake. This would be Continue reading

Macey Lakes – Backpacking – 2016

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View around Upper Macey Lake (west)

My two older sons planned a backpacking trip for this summer to Macey Lakes and I was invited along. We were there together a few years ago and I was there last summer but it’s become a favorite spot. The hiking distance from the Horn Creek trailhead/parking area to the lower lake is longer than other trails nearby and I think the distance   Continue reading

Zion National Park – Hiking

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Zion National Park, East Entrance

Over one year ago I was asked about joining a group from Indiana for a whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. I thought about it for a couple of days, accepted the invitation and made the reservation. The time finally came   Continue reading

Catamount Ranch, Open Space hike

I picked up Jeff and his Golden, Zeke today for a hike in Mueller State Park. When I arrived at Jeff’s house he reminded me that dogs are not allowed on trails in the park since it is a birthing and wintering place for elk and big horns sheep. So, he suggested Catamount Ranch, Open space.

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Trail sign at Catamount Ranch, Open Space

You can get there Continue reading

Rabbit Ears Peak – Hiking

Jeff and I were considering going backpacking in the Sangre de Cristo mountains last weekend, but the report from the forest service worker at the Wescliffe Work Center said that there was still quite a bit of snow up there. So, we changed plans and instead drove up to the Rabbit Ears Pass area between Kremling and Steamboat Springs on Friday evening. I hadn’t been in there before so we spent a couple of days hiking and camping.

We arrived around 10PM and camped in a large open area near Newcomb Creek. We setup our tents, discussed some plans for the following day and went to bed. The following morning we packed up, made the short drive over to the Newcomb Creek trailhead and headed out.

Newcomb Creek Trail, entering Mt. Zirkel Wilderness

Newcomb Creek Trail, entering Mt. Zirkel Wilderness

With all of the snow and rain this spring, the grasses were tall   Continue reading