Within the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, reaching the Gunnison River means either repelling down 2,000-foot cliffs or “hiking” down steep ravines. As I am not a technical climber, I opted to trek to the river via the SOB Draw. The trip down took about two hours, while the journey back up took over four hours, but every minute of the day was well worth the effort. Being in the Black Canyon is a unique and memorable experience.
My late summer hike to the Double Arch Alcove at the end of Taylor Creek Trail in Zion National Park is wonderful, despite some of the idiots that often appear in national parks.
A day of hiking to Chicago Lakes in the Mt Evans Wilderness, was one of various types of water features. We experienced wonderful mountain stream cascades, sat by beautiful mountain lakes, and hiked through some pleasant mountain showers.
Near Livermore, CO is Larimer County’s Eagles Nest Open Space. Through the years, I have driven by the sign pointing down a dirt road and have always meant to go check it out. Finally, this week, I did. I was not disappointed at all. The open space features over five miles of Read more…