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Independence Lake Hike

Earlier in the week we spotted what looked like some great backpack-in trails. It became quite a possibility that we were going to hang around through the weekend so we could do just that. However, during our planning we found that all trails – that we wanted to hike –...

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Twin Lakes boondocking

I didn’t do a very good job conveying just how much I have enjoyed camping up here above Twin Lakes, Colorado. We were lucky to have scored the boondocking spot we have. The place is beyond beautiful with a full 270 degree panoramic view on our own secluded hilltop. From...

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Getting high again

We finally got to leave the “low elevations” of Longmont (only 5,000 ft) after the work week was complete. No I take that back. We didn’t just leave, we high-tailed it out of there. By 8:00 am we were dumping our tanks. By 9:00 am we were finishing up getting...

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Boulder County Fairgrounds

Kerri needed to fly out of Denver for the weekend so back to Colorado we went. I got to hang out with my son for a few unscheduled days while camping at the local Fairgrounds in town. It is not the coolest place to camp, but it would keep me...

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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

It’s been a wild ride visiting 8 new national parks in just a few weeks with Fort Laramie (my 82nd National Park visited) finishing off the list. We regretted skipping past it on our way North through Nebraska, but we hadn’t even realized it until we were well past a...

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Devils Tower National Monument

What a crazy place Devils Tower National Monument (my 81st National Park visited) is. It could be seen from miles out, and it is completely unmistakable even from that distance. Still to the day a sacred place for many Native Americans, it was our home for a single night stay...