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Scaling 8,144 foot Green Mountain in Boulder, Colorado


Last Saturday (October 11th), just 12 hours after arriving from Michigan, we undertook an arduous hike to the top of Green Mountain, Colorado. The weather forecast was poor for Sunday, so Saturday was our best opportunity to enjoy the splendid … Continue reading

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Let’s go take a hike!


As an avid recreational and commuting bicyclist, I have often preferred exercise by two wheels over two feet. That does not mean I didn’t hike, but it was not purposeful on a fitness or health level. Instead, hiking was principally … Continue reading

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Happy Trails! – RTC’s Trail Hall of Fame


Between 2007 and 2012, the Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) inducted 26 trails (see below) into its Hall of Fame. Below is a list of those trails, the state where they are located, and the month/year they were given this … Continue reading

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