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Capitol Lake

A beautiful day beckoned me to Capitol Lake. This trailhead is a 40 minute drive from where I live near Basalt. Maybe an hour from Aspen. I was a bit surprised to find the last three miles or so in … Continue reading

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Lost Man Trail

This is one of my favourite trails in the high country above Aspen. Driving up to Independence Pass from Aspen you first come to the lower trail head where it is a good idea to leave a car. Then continuing … Continue reading

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Perham Creek

Again I am amazed that this hike is right across from one of my favourite hikes and I never knew it was there before! It is so exciting to know that there are still so many places for me to … Continue reading

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Fall colors on the Snowmass Lake Trail

After last weeks adventure to Carter Lake we were ready for a relaxing hike to enjoy the spectacular fall aspens. What better choice than Snowmass¬†Lake trail? This trailhead is only 30 minutes from Basalt and depending which way you take … Continue reading

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Carter Lake

After reading a local newspaper column about a nearby lake that I had never heard of before we decided to try to find it. This had the added benefit of driving up past Ruedi¬†Reservoir which has to be some of … Continue reading

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Rock Art on Arbaney Kittle trail

Today I decided to do something new and descend my beloved trail a completely different way. The views from the top were a bit hazy so the fall colors did not photograph well despite looking spectacular. On my way to … Continue reading

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Hiking to Crested Butte

Crested Butte is so far away in the winter as one must drive around via Gunnison. In summer the drive over Kebler Pass is much shorter but still takes me about 2.5 hours from Basalt. So it is so great … Continue reading

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Cathedral Lake

Another beautiful sunny day so we decided to hike to Cathedral Lake. This stunning alpine lake is about 11 miles up Castle Creek road just past the ghost town of Ashcroft. The hike is about 3 miles each way and … Continue reading

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Wildflowers already!

Hiking Arbaney-Kittle trail this morning there are so many beautiful wildflowers out already. Right after the spot where most people turn around is a beautiful little wild garden with Capitol Peak to Sopris Mountain as a backdrop. This morning it … Continue reading

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Arbaney-Kittle this morning

The view from Arbaney-Kittle trail right now is stunning. On the left of the photo is Capitol Peak – one of Colorado’s fourteeners – and on the right is Mt Sopris which is over 12,000 feet. You can see the … Continue reading

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