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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Colorado Springs Day 2

On Tuesday we had a pretty easy schedule, go to the Garden of the Gods and go to the top of Pikes Peak. Luckily for us, the Garden of the Gods is an easy "hike", and by that, I mean that everything is paved and there's really no elevation change. The walk was a little over a mile and a half. The drive up to Pikes Peak was pretty fun. There were a lot of aspens on the side of the road that we stopped at on the way down from Pikes Peak. We decided not to hike to the top because neither one of us is nearly close enough in shape to hike a 14er. We did see the hiking trail and it looked brutal, so we're glad we drove instead.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hewlett Gulch Hike

Katie, Emily, Dylan and I went on a hike through Hewlett Gulch. It was a great day for a hike, started out in the low 60's and eventually made it to the high 60's by the end of the hike. Hewlett Gulch isn't an out and back type of a hike, it's a big loop with no real "end" or "summit" to it. It was a hike that Katie had done before but I had never been to the Hewlett Gulch area, or really anything in Poudre Canyon before (with the exception of Zimmerman Lake), so it was a fun adventure exploring the Northwestern side of the Fort Collins area.

The hike was a little over 8 miles and took us 3 hours. It had a painful 1,325ft of elevation gain.

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