1001 Tales of Treasure

Stories of Travel to Beautiful and Meaningful Places


Who Knew? A Nice Hike Near Carter Lake

Thinking I was just going for a stroll along Carter Lake, I got a great surprise - Sundance Trail is a nice little 3.3 mile trail along the west side…
Sandbeach Lake in May

Sandbeach Lake In May

A blog post about my hike to Sandbeach Lake in May. The Lake was still frozen, and the weather was crazy, but I got some great pictures and had a…
Stellars Jay

First 2014 Wild Basin Hike

I headed up this weekend with a friend for a quick hike along the Nighthawk Trail at Hall Ranch.  Within a mile, the red, slippery mud was getting annoying.  On a…

Finally a Warm Hike

The temperature is finally moving into the range for hiking in shorts and t-shirts along the Colorado Front Range.   I have to admit that I am getting really anxious…
Deer at Hall Ranch

Good Good Friday Hiking

The foothills here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains are melting off and drying up.  On Good Friday, my friend Mike and I headed up to Lyons, CO to Hall Ranch…
Shea at Two Rivers Lake

Snowshoeing Alone to Two Rivers Lake

A Solo Trek to the Frozen Wild The day started off beautifully sunny and almost warm, but by the end of the day, a winter storm chased me down the…
Cool Pic From Hall Ranch

Hall Ranch Hike with a New Pair of Crampons

ONE MORE EXCUSE GONE!!! In my continuing quest, to eliminate my silly excuses for not hiking in less-than -perfect conditions, I added trail crampons to my growing gear arsenal.  It…

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