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A Snowshoe Trip Up Callahan Gulch

23 Feb

Snowshoe with Steve on January 4, 2009 Whiteside Campground: 39º28’54”N, 105º41’36”W, 8,905 feet Trails junction: 39º28’18”N, 105º43’7”W, 9,790 feet Snowshoe distance: 4.4 miles There’s always another trail to find, by talking to someone, or looking around as you’re driving down the road. I found the trail along Callahan Gulch by looking on a map where […]

Late Fall Colors on the Colorado Trail

26 Jun

Hike with Art and Sunday T. Dog on October 4, 2009 Rock Creek Trail Head on the Colorado Trail: 39º21’46”N, 105º41’16”W, 9,721 feet Lunch: 39º22’48”N,105º43’42”W, 9,979 feet Hiking distance: 5.9 miles The fall color season was short this year. All the folks came up the hill from Denver, clogging the roads and trails, but the […]

Lost Park Loop

26 Jan

Hike with Pete on August 18, 2008 Lost Creek Trailhead: 39º17’4”N, 105º30’24”W, 9969 feet Stonework: 39º18’15”N, 105º30’52”W, 10,150 feet Hiking distance: 5.5 miles Pete and I again headed to Lost Park for a two-day campout, as we’d done in June. The days before had been rainy and wet, and much-needed moisture was pumped into Park […]

Fire and Water Along the Platte River Trail

20 Jul

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on August 13, 2008 Trailhead: 39º1’32”N, 105º21’17”W, 7,843 feet Highest Point: 39º2’11”N, 105º21’8”W, 8,187 feet Turned Back: 39º3’27”N, 105º21’4”W, 7,711 feet Hiking distance: 6.2 miles How far does one go on a hike? Maybe to the top of the mountain and back, or up one trail and down another. Some […]

Farther Ventures on the Gold Dust Trail

16 Jul

Hike with Karen and Sunday T. Dog on September 4, 2008 Trailhead: 39º21’36”N, 105º57’9”W, 10,332 feet North Tarryall Creek Crossing: 39º23’7”N, 105º57’55”W, 10,649 feet Farthest Point: 39º24’7”N, 105º57’47”W, 11,301 feet Hiking Distance: 7.2 miles Last year Phil, Cheryl, Sunday and I walked the southern section of Gold Dust Trail, from the trailhead near Como to […]

Looking for Snow on Payne Gulch Trail

10 May

Hike with Ian and Maggie T. Dog on the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2009 Trailhead: 39º24’20”N, 105º30’25”W, 8,062 feet Trails Split: 39º23’38”N, 105º30’52”W, 8,496 feet Top: 39º21’45”N, 105º29’52”W, 9,916 feet Hiking Distance: 8.2 miles   I try to get out on the trail on days that have celestial significance, like the Spring Equinox, one of […]

Upper Salt Creek Valley and Salt Creek Trail

16 Apr

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on June 14, 2009 Trailhead: 38º58’13N, 106º3’31W, 10,237 feet Big tree: 38º58’7”N, 106º4’16”W, 10,154 feet Lunch: 38º57’41”N, 106º5’31”W, 11,083 feet Hiking distance: 8.5 miles   There are hidden beauties on the long trails at the feet of the high mountains on the west side of South Park. One of these […]

On the Colorado Trail East of Long Gulch Trailhead

04 Feb

  Hike with Joyce and Brian on June 19, 2011 Trailhead: 39°20’50”N, 105°37’9”W, 10,104 feet Highest point: 39°20’49”N, 105°36’2”W, 10,889 feet Farthest point: 39°20’36”, 105°35’13”W, 10,803 feet Hiking distance: 5.8 miles   Some Park County trails are too long to walk in a day. The Colorado Trail is probably the longest in the county, and […]

A Cold Day on Ute Creek Trail

22 Jan

  Hike on December 15, 2008 Trailhead: 39º11’53”N, 105º33’13”W, 8,795 feet Farthest Point: 39º12’39”N, 105º31’21”W, 9,795 feet Hiking distance: 4.8 miles The sun rose on December 15 into a crystal clear sky and shone brightly through my window. What a gorgeous day for a hike! I looked at the thermometer: 2 below zero. What a […]

Walking to the Overlook on Ridgeview Trail

21 Jan
Buffalo Peaks

Hike with Karen and Sunday T. Dog on June 25, 2008 Trailhead: 39°4’44”N, 106°8’10”W, 10,251 feet Trail to Overlook: 39°04’34”N, 106°08’05”W, 10,412 feet, about 0.7 miles from trailhead Overlook: 39°04’13”N, 106°07’58”W, 10,578 feet, about 1.1 miles from trailhead Rich Creek Trail Junction: 39°04’09”N, 106°08’12”W, 10,302 feet, about 1 mile from trailhead The snow above timberline […]

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