Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife in Grand Lake, Colorado, the “Western Gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Kayaking, Hiking, and Wildlife in Grand Lake, Colorado, the “Western Gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park

Grand Lake is the “western gateway” to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Surrounded by mountains and sitting at 8,369 feet, the lakeside scenery is stunning. There are quaint cabins and sprawling homes dotting the shoreline.  It is home to Colorado’s largest natural lake and one of the oldest yacht clubs in the west.  I had visited … Continue reading

Socks with Infrared Technology:  Review of True Energy Socks
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Socks with Infrared Technology: Review of True Energy Socks

I was skeptical of these socks promising to energize your feet and speed up recovery. True Energy Socks have infrared nano-particles blended into the yarn. The technology works as the nano-particles capture your body’s heat. That infrared energy expands the capillaries in your feet to improve circulation and stimulate cellular recovery. The list of benefits … Continue reading

Sound of Silence Hike in Dinosaur National Monument
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Sound of Silence Hike in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is one of the most unique places on earth, partly because it is home to one of the richest known fossil beds.  There are bones from over 500 dinosaurs and ten species entombed in ancient river sediments called Morrison sandstone.  The remains date back to the Jurassic Period 150 million years ago.  … Continue reading

Hiking the Chain Trail at Hueco Tanks near El Paso
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Hiking the Chain Trail at Hueco Tanks near El Paso

Chain Trail in Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site near El Paso, Texas, is aptly named.  As you ascend North Mountain, you hold on to a chain.  It’s short and steep with a wow factor when you reach the top. I had spent a couple of hours on a Rock Art Tour with a … Continue reading

Hiking to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Hiking to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

A lighthouse is the iconic symbol of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just outside of Amarillo, Texas.  It’s not a lighthouse like you would see along a coastline.  It’s a sandstone rock formation.  To see it, you have to hike to in the Grand Canyon of Texas.  Palo Duro is the second largest canyon in … Continue reading