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Our adventures in hiking

{Outdoor Life} Mt. Elbert 14,440 feet

{Outdoor Life} Mt. Elbert 14,440 feet

Climbing a 14er is a little like giving birth for me. In the “worst” of it, I say I will NEVER climb one again. Within a day or two, I’m ready to try a new challenge and am looking for possibilities. This was our third 14er: we have summited Mt. Bierstadt (14,065′) and Mt. Democrat (14,148′) as well. We had planned to add Lincoln to the Democrat day, but by the time we got to the trailhead it was already…

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{Outdoor Life} Garden of the Gods

{Outdoor Life} Garden of the Gods

The weather and “indoor life” are finally getting to us. We had a pretty good blizzard, then some snow (March is our snowiest month anyway) and it’s finally starting to warm up. We decided we needed a big outdoor day so we walked around the Garden of the Gods and did some “bouldering.” We experienced some giant flakes for the first 10 minutes, some clouds, and some sunshine and the weather was about 50 degrees when we finished. After, we…

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{Outdoor Life} Mountain Hike

{Outdoor Life} Mountain Hike

While my husband and daughter were snowboarding (a 16th birthday gift we were finally able to fulfill since the shutdowns by the government), my three youngest and I decided to take a nice hike in the snow. We found a small trail near our condo — not the one I had originally planned to hike, one I had run a couple years ago in training for a half marathon — but it was serendipity that we turned the wrong way….

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