St. Mary’s Glacier Hike

With the title of this entry you may be thinking ” Did they leave Colorado this time?” Perhaps they finally stole time away from post doc duties and work to venture to Alaska. However, you’d be incorrect! In fact, we were able to visit this natural wonder in Idaho Springs, CO approximately 1 hour from

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Castlewood Canyons State Park Hike

During the late 1800s, as the city of Denver began to grow rapidly, farms and orchards near Franktown helped to supply the city’s growing demand for food. However, due to the lack of precipitation (17-20 inches per year) a narrow dam was built ┬áin Castlewood Canyon just below Lake Gulch and Cherry Creek to provide

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Homestead Meadows Hike

Our hike this weekend took us back into Rocky Mountain National Park, this time to the trails traversing the peaceful remains of the long ago inhabited farms and ranches of Homestead Meadows. The hike seemed appropriate for Memorial Day Weekend, as its miles of trails explore Civil War era relics as well as early 1900s

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Garden of the Gods Hike

Our trek today led us to splendid geological wonder, as we were greeted with sheer cliffs of bright red sandstone protruding like jagged knifes out of the ground as we entered the Garden of the Gods National Park in Colorado Springs, CO. While not a traditional “quest into the wild” as we are going for

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