About Author: Mar

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My name is Mar (short for Maria), and I'm an avid hiker, backpacker, snowshoer, and snowboarder. There's no place I'd rather be than on a mountain! Originally from San Diego, I packed up my few belongings, and moved out to colorful Colorado so I could be immersed in the awesome Rocky Mountains! And I haven't looked back since! Any free time I have, you can find me hiking up a 14er or snowboarding in fresh powder.

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  • This is a beautiful hike into Eagles Nest Wilderness.  Just east of Vail, this hike offers amazing views of a valley, a waterfall, and an alpine lake.  For most of the first half of the hike, the trail. . .

    Booth Falls & Lake

    This is a beautiful hike into Eagles Nest Wilderness. Just east of Vail, this hike offers amazing views of a valley, a waterfall, and an alpine lake. For most of the first half of the hike, the trail. . .

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  • The Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park has a lot of great trails and it is just a short drive from Denver.  You can pick and choose the trails you want to do and create several different loops from all of the. . .

    Evergreen Mtn. Loop

    The Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park has a lot of great trails and it is just a short drive from Denver. You can pick and choose the trails you want to do and create several different loops from all of the. . .

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  • This is a very popular hike as it leads to a beautiful lake tucked away in a mountainside.  This lake is very scenic with its teal blue waters and its cascading...

    Hanging Lake

    This is a very popular hike as it leads to a beautiful lake tucked away in a mountainside. This lake is very scenic with its teal blue waters and its cascading...

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  • The first attempt at this hike, there was too much snow for regular hiking, but not enough snow to use snowshoes.  So, I suggest attempting this fairly easy hike either in...

    Chief Mountain

    The first attempt at this hike, there was too much snow for regular hiking, but not enough snow to use snowshoes. So, I suggest attempting this fairly easy hike either in...

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  • Located in the southern end of the Gore Range, 11,900-foot Eccles Pass makes a great destination for hikers who set out along the Meadow Creek Trail, both for the...

    Eccles Pass

    Located in the southern end of the Gore Range, 11,900-foot Eccles Pass makes a great destination for hikers who set out along the Meadow Creek Trail, both for the...

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  • The relatively gentle “climb” of 13,132-foot Mount Flora along the Mount Flora Trail section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail passes through the old...

    Mt. Flora

    The relatively gentle “climb” of 13,132-foot Mount Flora along the Mount Flora Trail section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail passes through the old...

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  • Once you reach the end of the trail you can see remnants of an old mine.  I was surprised to find rusted, but intact pieces of machinery and a car!  It was fun exploring the...

    Butler Gulch

    Once you reach the end of the trail you can see remnants of an old mine. I was surprised to find rusted, but intact pieces of machinery and a car! It was fun exploring the...

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  • If you want a longer, more challenging, and bracing wilderness hike, this is one of the better ones in the park that is easily accessible. It takes you below the...

    Mills, Jewel, & Black Lake

    If you want a longer, more challenging, and bracing wilderness hike, this is one of the better ones in the park that is easily accessible. It takes you below the...

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  • Don’t let the name of this hike deter. Hell’s Hole is a difficult hike, but its challenge is rewarded. This trail travels through the woods to a high alpine...

    Hell’s Hole

    Don’t let the name of this hike deter. Hell’s Hole is a difficult hike, but its challenge is rewarded. This trail travels through the woods to a high alpine...

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  • The popular hike to Herman Lake starts on an old sawmill road through thick forest. The trail then wanders through fields of colorful wildflowers with spectacular...

    Herman Gulch

    The popular hike to Herman Lake starts on an old sawmill road through thick forest. The trail then wanders through fields of colorful wildflowers with spectacular...

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