Articles by: Melissa Farage

Kachess Lake

Kachess Lake

This trail changes with the seasons, offering something different each time you visit. A summer hike to Kachess Lake is short and accessible for first timers. The gentle, flat trail allows kids of all ages to wonder at nature along this loop. Stream trickle into the lake and bridge along time for nature study before continuing the loop.

by June 13, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Low Tide at Cathedral Cove

Low Tide at Cathedral Cove

Overhead, Two wrists of white sandstone, Palms skyward, Fingers interwoven

by April 23, 2012 0 comments Fireside
Flaming Geyser State Park

Flaming Geyser State Park

This flat, 2.5-mile loop hike is a great choice for family hikers, and those simply interested in exploring one of the area’s most curious natural attractions.

by March 30, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Ortovox Piz Bernina Jacket

Ortovox Piz Bernina Jacket

Piz Bernina Specifications While Ortovox’s Piz Bernina jacket has the appearance of being ‘just another down jacket,’ hikers who try the product can’t help but[Read More…]

by March 21, 2012 0 comments Gear
Bear Lake Trailhead

Bear Lake Trailhead

Hidden within the rugged folds of Rocky Mountain National Park, Bear Lake Trailhead offers a wealth of stunning alpine lakes. While the trail is often overrun by travelers and tourists in the summer months, hikers can enjoy a peaceful respite from the crowds by visiting the area in the winter months.

by March 2, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Commonwealth Basin Snowshoe

Commonwealth Basin Snowshoe

After about 2 miles the trail begins to level out, offering a first glimpse of Commonwealth Basin nestled beneath the shadow of craggy Red Mountain. Snowshoers can choose to continue along the Pacific Crest Trail towards Kendall Peak or cross Commonwealth Creak to enjoy the expansive basin.

by February 16, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Day Hiking Trail Etiquette

Day Hiking Trail Etiquette

Even if you embarked on the hike simply to get away from people, it never hurts to chime out a greeting and nod your head to another hiker who has ventured onto the same trail as you.

by February 13, 2012 0 comments Skills
Pratt Lake Trail to Rainbow and Island Lake

Pratt Lake Trail to Rainbow and Island Lake

The Pratt Lake Trail winds around the base of several mountains, gradually gaining altitude as leads towards Talpus Lake. The trail passes through several trickling waterfalls, offering hikers scenic views of still forests brimming with huckleberries and a colorful spectrum of autumn foliage.

by January 12, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Writing On The Trail

Writing On The Trail

The Great Outdoors are literally the cradle of creativity, and if you aren’t carrying a little notebook to jot your ideas down, you might just be missing out on the experience.

by January 11, 2012 0 comments Fireside
Deer Mountain

Deer Mountain

The last .2 miles test hikers with one last climb before leading out to the mountain’s barren summit. From this spectacular perch, enjoy sweeping views of the town of Estes Park and the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park.

by January 5, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week