Tag: Hiking Trails

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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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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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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Mount Rainier: Waterfalls

After our day in Portland it was still raining at Mount Rainier but it was mostly just a chilly drizzle so Keltin and I decided that we were going to explore the park some more and spy out all the waterfalls that we could. We had seen Silver Falls on our first day but there

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Pacific Northwest: Early Summer

Keltin and I first flew into Seattle in October for our honeymoon at Olympic National Park. We decided to go back in early summer to visit Mount Rainier National Park. If you have not been to Washington state and you love getting out in nature to do some hiking, I highly suggest going. Not only

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Hiking Fort Worth Nature Center

We do not get to hike at the Forth Worth Nature Center and Refuge as often as we would like, this beautiful park has a number of hiking trails for all skill levels. I had the opportunity to hike there once in 2019 and then Covid hit and I didn’t get to introduce Keltin to

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Olympic Peninsula: Hiking Storm King

On the trail to see Marymere Falls you pass the turn off for the Storm King trail. The trail is a little less than two miles long (1.7 miles to be exact) but it gains about 100 feet of elevation per 1/10 of a mile. Keltin and I got a good look at the start

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Olympic Peninsula: Hoh Rainforest

If you go to Olympic National Park and only have time for one hike I highly suggest hiking the Hoh Rainforest. It is a different world. Ancient trees, their limbs heavy with moss. A trail running next to the glacier fed Hoh River lined with giants: trees over 200 feet tall and ferns taller than

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