Tag: Adventure Like You Give a Damn

Gear Review: Trekking Poles

Last year before Keltin and I went to Colorado we picked him up a set of trekking poles at REI. Well, I loved them too. That Colorado altitude gets to me when I can really only train at Texas altitude. The trekking poles were really useful at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. I took

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Writing for Others

I can’t do much for others with the current pandemic but I can write and I hope that my words can bring some measure of comfort. On that note, I’ve actually written a short blog post for the outdoor gear company Hiker Hunger to help get us through these turbulent times. If you are curious

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Hiking Eisenhower State Park

Like I said in my original post about Eisenhower State Park, we didn’t get to do nearly as much hiking as we would have liked due to the trails being super muddy but we did get a bit in and the trails over looking the lake are gorgeous! The non-muddy portions of the trail were

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Hiking Hickory Creek Trail

I needed a hike and searching through trusty All Trails I found the Hickory Creek Trail. This short trail is part of a larger trail system and we hiked farther than just the little loop. This is a supper easy trail on primarily flat, even ground and very little rise in elevation. The trail starts

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Colorado: Bear Creek Preserve

There are worlds of great hikes in Colorado and thus it was not difficult for Keltin and I to find a trail near Telluride. The trail head up to the Bear Creek Falls is a short walk from the main street. This hike was sadly on a time limit as the only parking spot that

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Colorado: Hiking Alberta Peak

Keltin and I really enjoyed this hike. It begins at Wolf Creek Pass and gains about 1,200 feet of altitude. When starting out on this trail you walk though a lot of beetle kill but there are young trees coming back. Due to extra light the undergrowth was lush and the wild flowers were beautiful.

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Colorado: Box Cañon Falls Park

One of the things suggested by our new bookshop friend in Ouray was to visit Box Cañon Falls. This beautiful canyon is a short drive up the road and the trails are fairly easy. There were a ton of chipmunks on the trail but luckily we did not see any in the parking lot. Keltin

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