Tag: Hiking

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: Hiking Zapata Falls

On the way to the Great Sand Dunes National Park you come to a ‘T’ in the road and a sign that points on way towards the sand dunes and the other arrow points towards Zapata Falls. After exploring the national park we decided to visit the falls since we were already in the area.

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Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve was probably one of my favorite things on this trip and I’d go back in a moment. The landscape is so surreal. I knew where we were going but its one thing to know and another to see the giant dunes rising up above you. Walking

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Colorado: Treasure Falls

On the way up to Wolf Creek Pass out from Pagosa Springs there are a couple of places to stop. One is a scenic overlook that was closed while we were there. The other stop is Treasure Falls. This is a short trail (.6 mile loop) with a small parking lot that gets busy on

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Hiking Huntsville State Park

The weather has gotten really nice lately and on the way back from Houston recently I decided to stop and visit Huntsville State Park. The cool weather and and the beauty of the trees were calling my name and Bear and I needed a hike. The day we went the park was quite busy –

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Colorado: Introduction

In September Keltin and I spent a week exploring beautiful Colorado with his parents and we stayed busy visiting breweries, small mountain towns and hiking every chance we got. I hope that these posts can help you explore this beautiful state! Where is your favorite place to visit in Colorado? Or what is your favorite

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Hiking Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Bear and I had a free Saturday while Keltin did photography and radio for Tarleton sports and I decided the day would be best spent outdoors and in nature. We spent most of the day hiking the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. It is $5 per adult to enter and dogs are welcome as

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Hiking Horseshoe Trail – Lake Grapevine

Keltin and I love to get out on the trail and taking Bear out to explore. We also love finding local trails and recently discovered Horseshoe Trail just a few miles from our place. This is a fairly busy hiking and biking trail that gives you plenty of shade and occasional views of the lake.

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Hiking Lake Mineral Wells State Park

It has been a while since Keltin and I took Bear on a good hike and we decided to head up to Lake Mineral Wells State Park recently. We go there early to beat the crowds and hopefully the heat. We actually managed fairly well on those two fronts only to nearly drowned in the

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