Bear Lake trailhead is the most popular spot in Rocky Mountain National Park, with the parking lot at capacity usually by no later than 7am. A lot of people want to hike this trail, and there’s a reason for that. With up to 4 alpine lakes, well-marked paths and dream-like views, it’s an enjoyable way to spend a day in nature. An alpine lake is a lake at 5,000 feet altitude or more. Bear Lake…

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Whitewater rafting La Poudre river was a bucket list item for me. It’s one of those adventures that sounds more intimidating than it actually is. Maybe it’s because I went during low tide, or maybe because I paid extra attention during the orientation session, but everything turned out to be a whole lot less anxiety inducing, and a whole lot more fun, than expected. When I found an amazing flight deal to Denver, I took…

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