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Hiking to Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch

Ghost Ranch is simply stunning with tan to red rock formations of mainly soft disintegrating sandstone and gypsum. I could easily see why artist Georgia O’Keeffe spent so many hours painting the landscape. While staying at Ghost Ranch for a night, I had to get in a hike. So off I went on the Chimney … Continue reading

A Day in Colorado’s Quirkiest Town
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A Day in Colorado’s Quirkiest Town

Nederland, Colorado, has a plethora of outdoor adventure and a carousel of happiness. There’s more coffee shops in a two block radius in this small town than you’d find in five blocks in New York City. It’s quirky, offbeat, and well, just weird. It’s where you go if you want to really get off-the-grid. Remember … Continue reading

Striking It Rich in a Winter Hike
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Striking It Rich in a Winter Hike

In 1859 fortune seekers flocked to Breckenridge, Colorado.  The Gold Rush was on.  By 1880, the mining boom was in full swing.  Folks dreamed of striking it rich with finds like “Tom’s Baby,” a 13.5-pound gold nugget discovered in 1887.  Mining communities like Preston were in their heyday.  Like most mining towns, boom turned to … Continue reading