January 2015 Recap

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

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January was a busy month for hiking locally and up in the mountains.

With the weather alternating between several inches of snow up to 70 degree weather here in Fort Collins, I managed to get a bit of both worlds in this month with trail conditions fluctuating wildly from snowy/icy, dry and others being quite muddy.

In addition, I also managed a few Sunday trips up to the Rockies, both in RMNP and the Poudre Canyon as well as one down to Colorado Springs.

Click on the title of each hike below to see the full post.

Mesa Trail, Boulder, Colorado




Blue Sky Trail, Fort Collins, Colorado




Devil’s Backbone, Loveland, Colorado

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Montgomery Pass, Colorado




Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado




Foothills Trail, Fort Collins, Colorado 




Bobcat Ridge, Loveland, Colorado



Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado



Horsetooth Open Space, Fort Collins, Colorado


13 thoughts on “January 2015 Recap

  1. I love the Mesa Trail. That was the first place I tried to X-country ski (eons ago). It was a disaster, but I didn’t quit trying. Thanks for all the beautiful pictures and for consolidating all these hikes.

  2. These photos are gorgeous, going on my list of places to tramp (or hike, as you say 🙂 ). Thank you for sharing them! Have you ever done any walks in New Zealand?

    1. Thank you! Yeah, Fort Collins is a great area for hiking and other outdoor activities-gotta check it out!

      Unfortunately, I haven’t been to New Zealand, but I would love to visit someday!

    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting! We moved here from Los Angeles in May, and although it has been cold-we were in RMNP today and the temp was 18 F, the air is so dry here, that the cold doesn’t feel as ‘cold’ as in a humid environment, so it really isn’t too bad!

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