Category Archives: Hikes

Mount Evans

Every year, Young Chase organizes a hike up one of Colorado’s 14ers (the name for the 54 peaks in the state over 14,000 feet high). This year the plan was to climb Quandary Peak, but a forest fire near Breckenridge … Continue reading

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Eagle Peak

Eagle Peak is one of the more notable mountains along the Rampart Range west of Colorado Springs. It rises like a pyramid behind the Air Force Academy, with a bare rock face that stands out among the other tree-covered mountains. … Continue reading

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Sally and I visited on Memorial Day morning to find the Grace’s Warbler that’s been seen there lately (next post). We only hiked a mile and a half of the more than 20 miles of trails, so we just scratched … Continue reading

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Vindicator Valley Trail

Gold was (and still is) found in the mountains around Victor, Colorado. The remains of several mines, built in the 1890’s and worked into the 1940’s, can be seen on the hillsides. A two-mile loop trail passes the Vindicator Mine … Continue reading

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Morning on the Santa Fe

On the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, I woke up at 5:30. My air mattress, which I’ve been sleeping on for six months now, has given up the ghost and I was, for all intents and purposes, sleeping on the … Continue reading

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Hocking Hills State Park

I thought this would be a good place to get away from the crowds in Columbus and do some birding while Sally looked at waterfalls.  Sally did look at waterfalls. The park, which I just picked off a map with … Continue reading

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Sally Climbs a Mountain

On a pleasant Sunday afternoon, Sally and I went to Palmer Lake and climbed Ben Lomand Mountain. We had the mountain entirely to ourselves. The evening light, as we climbed down, was fantastic. The view before our climb. The view … Continue reading

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Palmer Lake Reservoir

This afternoon I hiked up to Palmer Lake Reservoir. There are actually two reservoirs, the lower one little more than a pond. Together they supply the water for the town of Palmer Lake. There’s an access road that leads up … Continue reading

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Roxborough State Park

Morning hike at Roxborough State Park near Denver. Stunning day, stunning scenery.  Mule Deer. One of then wandered over to within six feet of where we stood. We also saw a Common Raven, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Townsend’s … Continue reading

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Red Rock Canyon

Sally, Nate, Karen and I spent a couple hours hiking the trails at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Or at least most of the time we were hiking on trails. I led the group off trail a couple times. Sally … Continue reading

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