Friday Catch-Up and Summer Goals!

April 22, 2016

This week has been a little crazy! This past weekend we received a little gift from Mother Nature of a foot of snow. Slushy April Colorado Snow isn’t always appreciated, however as it has melted it has brought out the brightest of green hues everywhere. Nothing quite like a “spring” in to Spring!

As I’ve been going through this week, I had the opportunity to meet with a friend and to plan some fun Colorado hikes this summer-many of which I CANNOT wait to do! Summer is calling.

Here’s a list of a few places to visit:

  1.  Hike Fourteeners. One on the top of my personal list is Mt. Quandary. I did trail maintenance on Quandary one summer and was so bummed we never got to summit because of the rolling/hauling/digging/pushing of boulders we did. (Totally fine, just frustrating when you’re SO close to the summit…ah)
  2. Glenwood Springs. This is probably one of my favorite Colorado places because of the Hot Springs Pool and the cute shops and sights of this beloved touristy Colorado town. The best time to go? At night. The pool is all lit up under the stars. Perfect.
  3. Chataqua Park. A few weeks ago, a friend and I set out to go to Chataqua Park in Boulder and were disappointed when we realized how busy it was. Whoops. Clear Rookie Mistake. Our next goal is to get there early to hike.
  4. Roxborough Park. A local State Park, Roxborough hosts the same beautiful formation of rocks as Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre. It’s right along the front range and is a great day-hike spot, or take the longer route to connect to the Colorado Trail for backpacking.
  5. Backpacking. Pretty much anywhere. Preferrably the Lost Creek Wilderness. Lost Creek Wilderness, near Deckers
  6. Hanging Lake. This is another popular hiking destination close to Glenwood Springs. Hanging Lake, in Glenwood Canyon
  7. Watch the sunrise at Red Rocks.
  8. Telluride, CO. This one is still on my bucket list. See previous post.
  9. Maroon Bells. Probably one of the most iconic places in Colorado, these twin peaks outside of Aspen are beautiful and host killer views. Maroon Lake and Maroon Bells, near Aspen
  10. Sand Dunes. Enough said. The Great Sand Dunes, near Crestone
  11. Lone Eagle Peak. This is a simpler day hike near Granby, CO. Lone Eagle Peak and Crater Lake Trail, near Granby
  12. Blue Lake in the Indian Peak’s Wilderness. Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, near Boulder

 

Since I haven’t been able to get outside to explore much lately because of said snow, I figured a list of the places I’m looking forward to exploring will suffice! Looking forward to summer.

Have a great weekend!

xo

Caitlin

Anything on your Summer Bucket List?

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