Being completely surprised by a hike isn’t uncommon, but when it’s located just off the Interstate...that’s something wholly unexpected. Sondermann Park sits in plain sight, but often overlooked; except by those who are in the know. It’s a perfect little spot for a quick walk, or stroll in nature, and you’ll still be within a short distance from downtown.Read More
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
The floodgates have opened. Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and the mad dash to escape to the mountains is in full force.
The Highways and Byways once again carry eager nature seekers into the Rocky Mountains. The search for empty camping spots, less traveled hiking trails, and endless RV escapades signal another season of outdoor bliss. The mountain pass traffic and maxed-out roadside campgrounds driving me to more secluded spots.
So, I chose one of the more popular local spots as my next hike.
Yes, I’m surprised too. I will spend hours scouring maps and Google Earth hoping to find an undiscovered location. Sometimes, though, a particular destination is so unique, so special, I’ve got to see it.Read More