Glacier, ice cold lake, sunny skies, and people lounging in hammocks. Its like a Colorado beach scene. Some people even jump in the water (although they are shrieking uncomfortably like wild babboons). Others play with their dogs, picnic, listen to reggae and dance around, or simply sit and enjoy the sun and beautiful alpine environment.
It’s only a quick drive from down town Denver to this Evergreen, Colorado park that offers 17.1 trail miles to hike, bike, or ride. Its got meadows, forested areas,variable terrain, and great views. It is a very popular park and you may have to park on the road, but you’ll likely only run into a handful of people.
Located in the heart of the Mojave desert. Two hours from the Los Angeles area just outside of Palm Springs, three hours from both Phoenix and Las Vegas, it’s still a world away. Those spikey, alien looking trees that pop up on terrain paints something that looks closer to a Martian landscape painted by Frank Frazetta than anything you’ve seen on Earth. Being so close to millions of people makes this a pretty popular park. Deserts are lands of temperatureRead More→
The weather has cooled off and there is a crispness in the air. Slowly the trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses are changing colors as they die or become dormant for winter. But what a sight! Those golds, oranges, maroons, browns, and violets- they are going out with a bang! It’s a great time to hike. It’s beautiful, a contrast to green summer days, and you might not even break a sweat with the chill in the air. But that cool airRead More→
At the peak of a 14er you are on top of the continental United States. You can see countless miles into the distance. You get this feeling of being tiny in a crazy big world, nestled up next to giant mountains, like fat blue whales floating in the sea. It is humbling to see, feel, and know that these mountains are there. They continue through the eons of time, while people climb them over and over again- little ants on a path. Whatever problemRead More→