Category: Hiking Trails

Spring at Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Keltin went to watch basketball and Bear and I went hiking at the Fort Worth Nature Center. This was a beautiful early spring day. It started off chilly but warmed up quickly. Bear was happy to get out on the trail but the heat wore him out quickly. He found a shady spot to relax

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Winter Hiking at the LBJ National Grasslands

One of our favorite places to hike is the Caddo LBJ National Grasslands out of Decatur, Texas. We can escape the city for a time and there are miles and miles of trails to explore. In February we hiked about 5.25 miles along the red trail. The is about a 9 mile loop but it

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Hiking Cedar Hill State Park 

In January we visited Cedar Hill Stare Park for a morning of much needed hiking. This is a state park just south of Dallas, Texas on the shore of Joe Pool Lake. For adults the entrance fee is $7 for day use. Children 12 and under are free. The park was not particularly busy the

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Rocky Mountains: Maroon Bells

If you watched my author interview earlier this week with Aspen author, Jill Sheeley, you probably heard us talking about the Maroon Bells. She mentioned that these are probably some of the most visited and photographed mountains in the state of Colorado. The Maroon Bells are 14ers and according to the information from the shores

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North Rim: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

After getting up early and watching the sunrise on the south rim of the Black Canyon we packed up and headed the two hours to the north rim. This route took us through Montrose before heading north then back east. The last 6 or 7 miles of the road are gravel. There are several overlooks

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Hiking the Alpine Tunnel Trail

From St. Elmo we backtracked a little down the road and took to turn off for the ghost town of Handcock and the Alpine Tunnel Trailhead. This is an out and back trail, it is also part of the CDT and we did briefly speak to a couple of thru-hikers. The road to this trailhead

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Thru-Hiker Interview with Emily Ford

As you know, I’m a day hiker. Day hikes are out and backs where at the end of they day the hiker sleeps somewhere that is not considered camping, mostly. Keltin and I are working on overnight backpacking but even that is small compared with thru-hiking. Today I am super happy to announce that I

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Browns Canyon National Monument

Our first big hike on this road trip was to Browns Canyon National Monument. Browns Canyon is a relatively new national monument as it was established in 2015. This area caters to all adventurers without being too crowded – at least the part we were in wasn’t. There are hiking and dirt biking trails and

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Pacific Northwest in Conclusion

This was an absolutely magical trip. I could have stayed and hiked for many more days. There is so much to see and do in the area. Keltin and I both want to go back to hike the trails we missed and see the wild flower meadows. If you missed any of the posts or

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Mount Rainier: Mini Hikes

Our last day at Mount Rainier National Park, we wanted to make sure to see everything that we could. And we managed it by taking “mini” hikes. I put that in quotes because we hiked over 10 miles total and two of the hikes were 4 miles each. The shortest was .3 miles. We had

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