Red Rock Canyon Open Space. One of my favorite hiking spots in Colorado and as far as I'm concerned, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Every day of the week, there will be dozens and dozens of hikers at the park and on the weekends, it is … [Continue reading] about Trailhead Theft
Oh no. Those favorite hiking shoes. You looked everywhere for them, tried dozens and finally found The.Perfect.Hiking.Shoe. And then they start getting worn, muddy and well, tired. I know how painful it can be when you are … [Continue reading] about Dirty hiking shoes? What next?
I know that I’ve been tempted – the trail is marked “off limits” or “closed” BUT I want to hike there. I can see that there is an amazing vista just at the top or want to see what is behind that bend. But those signs are there for a reason. As a … [Continue reading] about Closed trail – that means you!
"Just remember, one foot in front of the other, when you are really suffering at the end of the day, just remember, one foot in front of the other. Push through the pain." Doug MacPhail. Doug, 65, has hiked the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy … [Continue reading] about “One foot in front of the other….”
On a shorter hike (5 miles or less), Paul and I usually just carry a bottle of water or two and maybe a small snack. On longer hikes, we bring more – usually the full hydration pack (which I think is a must for almost any hike over 5 … [Continue reading] about What’s in your pack?