Monthly Archives: August 2013

Prospect Hill Park (Somerville, MA)

– Revolutionary War Series – Though not a hike per sé, I thought it might be fun to include a short note about a hidden gem I discovered today in my own neighborhood outside Boston. Prospect Hill Park is just … Continue reading

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Rock Circuit Trail (Middlesex Fells Reservation, MA)

For a change of pace, let’s take a break from the Rockies and explore a new favorite trail of mine out East…just minutes from Boston’s Orange Line in the eastern district of Middlesex Fells Reservation. Don’t let this trail’s relative … Continue reading

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Ute Trail – Tombstone Ridge & Timberline Pass (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

If looking for an easy, yet high elevation, hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, the fairly level trail to Timberline Pass is a safe bet. Skirting the south side of Tombstone Ridge, the views of Forest Canyon, the Continental Divide, … Continue reading

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Marmot Point (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

Despite being far less visited than its slightly higher cousin (Alpine Ridge Trail at Alpine VC, 12,005’), Marmot Point (11,909’) is no less spectacular. In fact, because the unpaved, one-way route up Old Fall River Road tends to weed out … Continue reading

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Chasm Falls (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

As visitors will know, the “hike” to Chasm Falls is not much of a hike at all. Rather, it is a pleasant place to quickly stretch your legs (and get your heart pumping on the return ascent) on the drive … Continue reading

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Alluvial Fan Trail (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

While the views of Horseshoe Falls and lower Fall River Valley are undoubtedly pleasant, perhaps the most intriguing part of this short hike is the story behind it: the gut-wrenching Lawn Lake flood of 1982. On a seemingly auspicious morning … Continue reading

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