Tag: Colorado

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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Colorado: In Review

Colorado is always a wonderful state to visit. There is so much to see and to do. I learned that I need to be in better shape for some of those longer hikes because there are so many more that I want to go on. If you missed any of my Colorado adventures check them

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Colorado: Traveling Alpaca

Last year while at the International Balloon Fiesta Keltin and I “adopted” a little stuffed alpaca named Geoff (pronounced Jeff but his full name is Jeffery) – Keltin picked the spelling. Anyway, when Bear in unable to travel with us, we take Geoff. Being that he is our fluffy traveling companion he has to have

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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: Brown Dog Pizza

While visiting Telluride we sniffed out a good place for a early lunch. We knew that with all the runners and their families in town that all the places to eat on the main street would be packed soon. We decided to stop at Brown Dog Pizza. They had a wall of TVs and Keltin

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Colorado: Exploring Telluride

Keltin and I decided after our hike to Alberta Peak that we were not in the right type of shape to hike a longer trailer at Colorado’s altitude so we decided instead to visit a city that had been calling our name since we arrived: Telluride. We were not expecting the city to be as

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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: Riff Raff Brewing

During our exploration of downtown Pagosa Springs the wind began to really pick up so Keltin and I decided to duck into Riff Raff Brewing for a flight while the weather called down. The staff was really friendly and they were happy to chat with us. This was a quick visit for some good beer.

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