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Garden of the Gods State Park

One of the highlights of living in Colorado was getting a chance to leave the southeast plains and head toward the Colorado Springs and Denver areas to go hiking. I can’t believe it’s already been ten years since Adam and I traveled around the Mosquito Range of the Rockies and did a bunch of high […]

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Camera Obscura

On Thursday I walked out of the eye doctor’s office, the sun painfully blinding as the light showered unhindered into my dilated pupils. If the image were a sound it would have been like the buzzing of actively arcing power lines; the whole of the world seemed to vibrate achingly as I attempted to squint the […]

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Cheraw Outdoor Art: Junkrassic Park

Nearby where I used to live in Cheraw, CO, there is an incredible yard art display that I happened on one day purely by accident when riding my bike outside of town. I later learned that it is called “Junkrassic Park,” created by retired farmer Johnnie Allen, who has been welding together pieces of defunct […]

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Hiking the Spanish Peaks

The twin Spanish Peaks were another exciting hike on the front range of the Rockies. The Peaks are an amazing sight especially when approaching from the southeast plains of Colorado. They jut up sharply from the overwhelmingly flat landscape and stand, snow-capped and imposing on the horizon. Two things struck me on this hike more […]

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Hiking to the Saddle and Summit of Mt. Democrat

A highlight of the Mosquito Range of the Rockies is Mt. Democrat. The trailhead is near the saddle and is accessible by vehicle (though I recommend a vehicle that can withstand bumps and has a good deal of climbing power; my Geo Prism struggled and nearly didn’t make it). There is also camping allowed at […]

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Hiking Grays Peak on the First Day of Summer

Grays Peak is the highest summit in the southern front range of the Rockies. Standing at 14,278 ft. above sea level, it is also the tenth-tallest fourteener in Colorado. When Adam and I set out to reach the summit on the first day of summer in 2004, we had hoped for good weather, but a […]

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Hiking Mt. Bierstadt and the Sawtooth Toward Mt. Evans

A fairly easy, but nonetheless breathtaking fourteener to hike is Mt. Bierstadt. When Adam and I hiked it in June 2004, the weather was incredible and the views made me feel like I was in another universe, disconnected with Earth and my usual surroundings. Everything seems surreal at and near the summit, as if the […]