Walker Ranch Loop Trail

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Summary The Walker Ranch Loop Trail is a circular route in Boulder County, South of Boulder. Overall, the hike was 7.6 miles with an elevation change of 1,525 vertical feet. There are two climbs and two descents as shown in the trail profile in this Boulder County Open Space Brochure.  Overall, I would rate this

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Bear Canyon Trail

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Summary This is an out-and-back hike into Bear Canyon, with a loop at the end. Overall, the hike was 6.2 miles with an elevation change of 1,465 vertical feet. I rate this as a moderately difficult hike owing to rough terrain when crossing Bear Creek. Otherwise, the trail surface is quite good. This is a

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Photographing Chautauqua Park: outdoor photography in the winter

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Outdoor photography in winter can be wonderful.  The first dusting of snow on rocks and trees provides a nice contrast to an otherwise muted landscape. Photographing Chautauqua Park in the winter is an inspiring experience.  However, if you are not wearing microspikes on your boots, don’t venture too far! Landscapes There are numerous panoramas to

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