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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Reservoir Ridge

The weather was pretty nice so we went on an afternoon hike up Reservoir Ridge in North Fort Collins. It was decently warm at 60° for a December afternoon, but we didn't question it. We knew that the further into the mountains we went the colder it would be, so we stayed in Fort Collins and just did the short 3.5 mile loop which had less than 500 feet of elevation gain.

Circular GrainClaymore LakeIn the PastureWatson LakeNorth Side of Horsetooth

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Winter Wonderlights

Katie and I went down to Centerra to try and get some holiday light photography in. We picked the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra because we thought there would be some good shots, but it didn't end up how we'd thought. We brought out Bokeh filters and set out to get some blurred shots with custom bokeh, but there weren't really the right density of lights to make it a successful Bokeh shoot.

Puckered LipsRed TruckPolar BearsHappy SnowmanTunnel of HeartsWrapped

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Mount Sanitas Via Lions Lair Spur

It was a warm wintery day, in the low 50's, so we decided to get out and hike. It's been a little while since we've done a real hike so we decided to keep it easy. We picked a 4.5 mile round trip hike with about 800 feet of elevation gain. Not too difficult but still hard enough to give us a workout. The hike ended up being double the elevation gain than we were thinking. Not sure how that happened, but we made it and didn't suffer too much from the unexpected difficulty of the extra elevation gain.

Icy PathWell MaintainedPatchySnowy TownThe Laughing LunaticSummit PanoramaMiddle of the Hike

Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Hike

The weather was exceptionally nice on Christmas. With the temperatures in the mid 50s, we knew we had to get outside. Plus, I got a new GPS watch, a Garmin Instinct, so I needed an excuse to go try it out. We got done with our Christmas activities around 2 and decided to hit the trails. Since it was so late (and since the sun sets around 4:30), we didn't have much time to hike so we picked something close. We ended up hiking Coyotee Ridge which is a short 10-minute drive from our hours. The 4-mile hike was only 600 feet in elevation gain and only took us an hour and a half.

Fort Collins WildlifeResting at the SummitThe Girl in the Mountains

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