Hiking

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Just a quick poke around my blog (or a peek at my blog header) and it becomes clear that one of my most favorite pastimes is hiking. It is my passion and I wish I could do it all day everyday.

My husband and I moved to the “Four Corners Area” (aka Durango) of Colorado in early April 2012. We have slowly started to hike our way around this little slice of heaven and I decided to put together a hiking page to share our adventures with you! With each hike we go on I will share a personal and very amateur review for any residents or out-of-towners looking for a great hike in our area.

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Please take my reviews with a grain of salt as I really don’t know what I’m talking about! However, I thought an amateur review might be better than the fancy-shmancy reviews you see in guide books. Obviously their idea and my idea of the difficulty rating is way off.

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I plan on doing a “Hiking 101” series in the near future for anything and everything you should know/bring/do for day hikes and backpacking trips alike…keep a look out I will put all hiking-related posts here.

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Four Corners Area Hikes (Near Durango)

Hope Lake Hike – easy hike, but quite the drive from Durango

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Ice Lake Hike amazingly beautiful hike. This will be the lake by which all other mountain lakes are measured! Highly recommended

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Snowdon Peak Hike – didn’t love it, but a great challenge and close to Durango

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Engineer Mountain Hike – another highly recommended hike, not too difficult and there were breathtaking mountain views at the top

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Halflin Creek Trail – super close to town (Durango), supposedly a training hike for 14ers and I believe it! Lots of switchbacks and great for cardio endurance (no “official” review for this one but it’s nice if you’re short on time)

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Denver Area Hiking Posts (without reviews, these are from the early blog days)

My First Fourteener (Greys Peak)

Lincoln Lake Trail (around Mount Evans)

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