The Palmer Divide Ranch Trail loops through fertile grasslands along the willow-shaded banks of West Cherry Creek. You’ll also navigating next to ragged cliffs populated by ponderosa pine, giving you two distinct environments in one hike.Read More
Day Hikes have kind of become my staple outdoor fix. And if I look back over the past few years, short day hikes have been my bread-and-butter. Short and sweet...sometimes that’s all you need. Lincoln Mountain Trail offers a fresh air trek, but keeps it short at the same time.Read More
If you’ve ever visited North Cheyenne Cañon, you’ve been very close to Stratton Open Space. Think of this open space as a little brother to the cañon, and It’s time to give the little guy a chance.Read More
Tucked away in a northwest pocket of Colorado Springs, Blodgett Peak Open Space has the privilege of being part city park, and part Pike National Forest. The open space offers many trails to explore, and provides a natural habitat for wildlife.Read More
How's the weather treating you?
I read the other day, that you should never start a conversation with the weather. I guess it's boring, and a social taboo. Ok. Thanks for letting me know.
I'll admit, I’m more interested in day-to-day weather than most, but what if the weather is unusual? I mean, that seems to be a good reason to talk about the weather. It might be true for most conversations, but it’s pretty much the whole point of my most recent hike.
Since I’ve been whining all winter about the lack of snow, when there is snows—actual, ground covering snow—I’m gonna talk about it...non-stop. Ok, I get it now. It's boring to talk about the weather. But after months of waiting, wishing, and begging, snow finally made an appearance, and I couldn’t wait to get outside.Read More