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Sunday, June 24, 2006

Third time's a charm! Climbing Mt Rosalie (13,575') that is. My first attempt was early in the spring nearly 20 years ago. The trail was impassable as trees bent or downed by a spring snow storm criss-crossed the trail. My second attempt was last year with my friend Leann. Rain and distant lightning stopped us at the saddle (12,000'). But today, Molly and I hiked the 11 mile round trip in about 7.5 hours. Total elevation gain was 4,356' making this the longest and most elevation gain we have done together. This may have been the most strenuous hike I have done to date. Definitely a full days work. The views were awesome and the wild flowers plentiful. A wonderful day spent in the back country with the best hiking partner ever.

Posted by Craig
Sunday, June 18, 2006

Molly and I decided to hike a new trail in Highlands Ranch near Highlands Point this morning before it got too hot. We ended up doing a balloon hike that took us a little over 3 miles. We also found 3 Geocaches on the way. The first cache we found (GCWB9R) "Diva's Divine Doubloons" was located in the scrub behind this Rattlesnake sign. I thought twice before rooting around looking for this cache. We also found (GCVAWM) "Trevor's Tricky Treasure" and (GCVAWN) "Millers Magnificent Mountain View".

Posted by Craig
Monday, June 12, 2006

We just returned from a four day trip to Twin Lakes, Colorado. The area is just beautiful with High peaks overlooking the lake. The fishing was the pits though, not a nibble all weekend. So, Molly and I decided to take a hike up Mt Elbert (highest peak in Colorado). We started from our camp making our way to the Colorado Trail, then to the MT Elbert Trail towards the summit. We traveled further than I anticipated making it to the 12,000 ft mark with the peak in view. I had to talk myself out of trying for the peak as is was getting late (11am) and maybe 2 more hours to the summit. After returning to camp I was glad we skipped it, as we ended up hiking just over 10 miles with a 3000ft elevation gain. A good hike all around. I enjoyed exploring trails I haven't been on before. Found 4 Geocaches and 1 Benchmark on our trip.

Posted by Craig
Thursday, June 8, 2006

My first Geocache was published today. You can find the Geocaching.com listing HERE.
You can see most of the same information on my page Here.
Happy Hunting!

Posted by Craig
Sunday, June 3, 2006

Molly and I spent the day hiking a little over 9 miles in Deer Creek Canyon Park and what a wonderful day it was. In addition to hiking, we found a Benchmark KK1840 and placed our first Geocache "Homesteader Cache". (I will post the cache page when it's approved) We heard lots of birds and saw a lizard, but the most exciting thing we experienced was Butterfly's. They could be seen along the trails anywhere flowers were growing.

Posted by Craig
Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Molly and I went Geocaching tonight not far from our home. A light rain and storm cloud formations made for an interesting walk. The sun came out when we were about 1/2 mile from the cache and gave us a rainbow to follow. Found the cache at the end of the rainbow (GCWAR4) Tree House Bug Stop.

Posted by Craig
Monday, May 29, 2006

I can hardly believe this month is gone! I have finished our kitchen remodel, finally, and am ready to get back to hiking and geocaching in my free time. Molly is ready too. Working on our kitchen the last few months has had a unexpected benefit in that our daily walks have been later in the evening so we could watch the sun go down. To make the event even more breathtaking, the Meadow lark and Red Wing Black bird have sung a wonderful soundtrack as the fiery ball slips behind the Rocky Mountains.

Posted by Craig
Monday, May 8, 2006

We just returned from a four day trip to The Great Dunes National Park. We try to visit this wonderful park annually in the spring. It's a great way to start off the camping season. Molly and I logged 20+ miles of trail this year and enjoyed some great sights. The highlight of the trip was a hike to the "High Dune" at sunset (Molly sat this one out). High winds pelted us good but the beauty of the dunes was well worth the pain. I may include this as a annual event as well. On our drive home we stopped off in Colorado City to eat lunch at a nice park. After lunch we hunted and found two Geocaches (GCJ422) The "C" City Micro and (GCNV8Z) Camp Swampie.

Posted by Craig

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