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The Blooming of the Buffalo Rose

February 9th, 2019

Golden is nothing if not historic. We hold on tightly to our western roots and the nostalgia runs deep in this town. Everything is also a little old-fashioned. When I was little I remember not being able to skateboard downtown because the sidewalks were still made of uneven wooden planks. True story. I’d look out the window and watch the tumbleweeds blow by, wishing I had access to a swimming pool like Jay Adams and Tony Alva. I never did become a pro skateboarder, but I have managed to learn quite a bit about local dive bars and music venues. We all find our own little niche I guess. Golden... Read More

11/17/2017

November 16th, 2017

Coloradans ride come rain, snow, or shine!  Read More

Hiking in Golden- Mt. Galbraith

August 18th, 2017

Golden has a lot of offer when it comes to hiking and biking. I have already talked about the joys of hiking and biking North Table Mesa and the Apex. Today, I want to talk about yet another Golden gem, Mt Galbraith. It is directly across highway 93 from North Table Mesa. The parking lot is up Golden Gate Canyon, not far from Highway 93. The trail leads you up the mountain to a beautiful loop. The loop itself is about 1.5 miles long and getting to the loop is about another 2 miles. Total you are looking at about a 5- 6 mile hike! Now, is a good time to emphasize hike. This trail does not allow... Read More

Biking from Denver to Golden on the Clear Creek Trail

July 21st, 2017

Are you in Denver and you want to do something fun this weekend, but you do not want to drive? Did you know you can bike from Denver to Golden using the Clear Creek Trail? This trail is great to have a nice relaxing ride and the best part is, there is beer on both ends of the trail! The Clear Creek Trail is a well-kept wide bike path extending 20 miles. The end points are Platte River Trail north of I-76 in Welby and US 6 in Golden. Throughout the ride you will pass through Adams county, Denver County, and Jefferson County. This trail is mostly concrete and well kept. There is a small break I... Read More

Apex Park Adventures

July 14th, 2017

Looking for a fun place to bike or hike this weekend? Look no further, I have the perfect place. Lookout Mountain in Golden offers a lot of unique hiking areas. One of my personal favorites is the Apex Park, which is made up of 8 trails creating 9.6 miles of adventure. The Apex Park offers breath-taking beauty, fresh mountain air, wildflowers, wildlife, and of course exercise! This area is well-known for its biking and hiking. It is considered moderate when it comes to difficulty. Hikers, feel free to roam freely on Bonanza, Grubstake Loop, Hardscrabble, Pick’N Sledge, Apex, Argos, Enchanted... Read More

For Those Who Wander

June 16th, 2017

Wander   | verb | wan·der |ˈwän-dər :     a. to move about without a fixed aim or goal     b. to go idly about Also see: Ramble   I think one of the first bumper stickers I ever owned was a small, faded brown decal with the familiar quote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Tolkien may have not forethought his words as a popular insignia plastered on bumper stickers, t-shirts, nursery tapestries all over Pinterest. Nonetheless, there is a reason why we all feel somewhat attached to the saying. I remember using that old sticker as a bookmark when I read my first Kerouac... Read More

Climbing the Chimney

May 20th, 2017

With warm weather on the rise (minus the recent snow storm), race season is kicking off. My first race of the season is on Saturday. This is a short run with a high intensity climb for the first two miles in Colorado Springs. Because of the incline my normal training routine was not going to work. So I researched trails close to me with an incline. I found what I was looking for in Golden, CO and my training trail quickly became Chimney Gulch Trail. Chimney Gulch Trail starts in Golden and climbs 2.5 miles up Lookout Mountain. During that 2.5 miles, be prepared to ascent 2000 ft.  The trail... Read More

This Saturday: New Colorado Holiday to Celebrate Value of Public Lands!

May 16th, 2017

There is a great respect and appreciation for the public land here in Colorado, and the majority of Colorado voters in 2016 “opposed efforts to turn national public lands over to the state.” (Conservation Colorado 2016). With this sentiment in mind, Colorado made itself the first state to create a holiday focused on appreciating the benefits received from public land. Be one of the first to celebrate this holiday on this coming Saturday, the 20th of May, as it will be the one of the first celebrations ever of Colorado’s New Public Lands Day! Colorado’s public land holds great value and... Read More

Listen for the Rattle

May 8th, 2017

Hello fellow hikers! Are you as excited for Spring as I am? Warm weather trail running with my dog is one of my favorite activities. I am fortunate enough to live in a place where I can trail run right out my backdoor. My favorite, quick run is on North Table Mesa in Golden, just outside of Denver. North Table Mesa has something for everyone. From easy trails to difficult trails, hiking and biking trails, and there is even some awesome rock climbing to be had. And the views are phenomenal- Denver to the East, the Flatirons to the North, and the Rocky Mountains to the West! Oh yeah, did I mention... Read More