One, Two…Three Ridges

Three Ridges Hike Day II: Harper's Creek Shelter to Reid's Gap (and out!) **Note that none of these photos is doctored or enhanced in any way...this is exactly what we saw, just as we saw it.** During the night we thought we detected the faintest fall of rain, seeming to dampen our wishes for a …

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The Back Stairs: The Mau-Har Trail

Three Ridges Hike, Day One: Reid's Gap to Harper's Creek Shelter A drive of nearly an hour and half got us to the the trail head at Reid's Gap, which we found as expected to be already well populated with cars. It seemed overflowing already on this Friday morning; only when we returned would we …

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Fall Is The Best Time For Hiking!

Prime Hiking Season is Underway! The heat of summer has finally gone and Sylvia and I can happily confirm that, while fall arrived a bit late to the mountains once again, this year the colors have been far better than the last two or three, and we managed to hit them far closer to peak. …

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Climate Change: Has The Battle Finally Turned?

Don't Be On the Losing Side Of The Climate Change "Debate" There is no doubt that climate change is occurring, no doubt that the Earth is warming, and no doubt that human influence is by far and away the principal force behind the rise in global temperatures. There is broad scientific consensus on these facts, …

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In the Garden Of The Gods

Colorado Springs and The Garden of the Gods ***Here's another post with a whole ton of photos. We recommend hitting refresh a bunch.*** In addition to being judged one of the finest places in the US to live, the city of Colorado Springs also attracts some five million tourist visitors a year. Some come for …

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Highway to the Sky

Rocky Mountain National Park IV: Trail Ridge Road ***Warning this post has a whole ton of photos and may load slowly.*** After our horseback riding adventures at Moraine Park, we had to high tail it out of Dodge before the sun quit. We had many miles to cover before we reached our next destination -- …

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Centennial State

We FINALLY Make it to Colorado After returning from Mexico we found ourselves at the tail end of the summer season, not in the best of shape and with barely fourteen weeks left until our trip to Patagonia. Temperatures in Raleigh were nearly what they had been in the Baja Peninsula…not ideal for hiking, and …

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