Huron Peak

August 24, 2022
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We had left Colorado Springs yesterday after a fun day at the Cave of the Winds and one of the local dispensaries, thanks again to the Defelice family for their gracious hospitality and drove to Silverthorne to spend the next couple of days. Today we left early to make the drive to the town of […]

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The Decalibron Loop: Mounts Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln and Bross

August 22, 2022
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We woke up before the crack of dawn to drive to the town of Alma and up the road to Kite Lake to hike our first 14ers. What does the outside temperature say? Isn’t that just five degrees above freezing? Well, at least I won’t melt. Paid for our $5 parking permit. Got a pen? […]

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Manitou Incline and Pikes Peak

August 21, 2022
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We woke up early the next day to tackle Colorado’s version of Koko Stairs, stairs on steroids. Found a spot to park at the Iron Springs Chateau for ten bucks. Starting off at the base altitude of 6,530′. Looking ahead to the 2,768 steps that we had to climb in order to gain the summit. […]

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Garden of the Gods

August 20, 2022
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Flew to the highest state to prepare for my expedition to Mount Everest next year. Not a snowball’s chance in hell. I had to wait over four unexpected hours in the sprawling airport terminal for Andy as his budget airline had a flat tire. Contemplated trying the Chick-fil-A outlet, but the line looked worse than […]

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Makapu’u to Kuli’ou’ou Valley

August 14, 2022
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Mahalo to Richie for dropping Art, Quan, Roseann, Tessa and myself off at Makapu’u Lookout. Somebody kept us waiting. Hawaiian time. We do live in Hawaii after all. Looking back at the rising sun that eclipsed the 115,000 candlepower lamp shining from Makapu’u Lighthouse. Making our way towards what I like to call the “Stonehenge […]

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Moanalua Saddle to Kalihi Saddle (Powerlines)

August 7, 2022
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I put together this hike to help somebody tackle this particular saddle, but they ended up staying home instead. The show must still go on; so met up with Art and Aya at Moanalua park in the early morning. Art and Aya crossing one of seven bridges that span the trail. Chris was running fashionably […]

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Batteries to Bluffs Trail

July 30, 2022
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We checked out of our Airbnb and made the long drive back to San Francisco. It’s questionable if a computer navigator is superior to a human navigator. Or is it the other way around. A question best left unanswered. The cold snap of the ocean air hit us in the face like a cold pizza […]

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Four Mile Trail

July 29, 2022
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Our last hike in Yosemite where the math didn’t add up. Old math. New math. Quan and I left the rest of the girls in the house to watch the nearby wildlife from the living room window as we made our last drive into Yosemite National Park. We found one of the last open stalls […]

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Lembert Dome

July 28, 2022
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We hiked to another dome in the park. Dome a dozen. Not quite. We got lost trying to find the trailhead and actually drove all the way to the other side of the park before being turned around in the right direction. Once at the trailhead, we found out one of us had forgotten to […]

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Half Dome

July 27, 2022
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Permits in our phone, Quan and I left our Airbnb a little early to get a jump on Yosemite’s most iconic hike. Jasmin and Mari stayed behind to relax and recuperate and enjoy the wildlife from the living room window. We parked in the backpackers lot nearby Curry Village and walked to the trailhead to […]

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