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Quality Small Group Time – Ladies Lake House Weekend, Denver Visit, VA Wedding

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I’m very fortunate to have a wonderful group of ladies in my life from my church Small Group in VA. And even though I’m no longer living out there, these friendships have continued and we’ve already determined that with several of us having moved away and our relationships enduring that these will be lifelong friendships….

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Butler Gulch

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This was a really fun hike. It is about or just over 5 miles out and back, though the out portion is practically uphill the entire way. There was snow and ice on portions of the trail, enough to make it slippery in some areas. Hiking poles definitely came in handy and Yaktraxs would have…

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St. Mary’s Glacier

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My cousin recommended this hike to us and now we’d like to recommend it to you! Put this on your to-do list for sure. It’s a pretty short hike up to where the snowfield terminates at the lake. Only 3/4 of a mile, but uphill and rocky. Keep left at the forks to continue uphill…

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Rifle Falls State Park

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Rifle Falls is one of Colorado’s State Parks. Though there’s something neat about each of the state parks, this one had been near the top of our list for awhile. The lure of waterfalls, lush vegetation, and caves was enough to entice us to visit. There is camping directly in the state park so we…

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Mt. Bierstadt

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Mt. Bierstadt is generally considered one of the easiest of Colorado’s 14,000+ foot mountains to climb.  Although there is nothing easy about climbing steep trails at that altitude. From the top of Mt. Evans, Mt. Bierstadt’s summit is less than a mile and a half away.  After driving up there twice, C and I had…

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MD Wedding & Renn Fair

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We actually made it to two Renaissance Festivals this year, the one in the Denver area as well as the one in MD. We had been going to the MD Renn Fest for the past several years, but since we had moved away, we were really excited we’d get a chance to go again anyway….

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Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain

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Like Mt. Evans, Pikes Peak is another 14,000+ foot mountain that you can easily reach the top of simply by driving your car. To be exact, Pikes Peak is 14,115 feet tall. In doing some research I found out it is North America’s most visited mountain, and the second most visited in the world (according…

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Phoenix Gold Mine

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The Phoenix Gold Mine is located in Idaho Springs, Colorado. There are several gold mines that you can tour in this area, but K looked online and thought this one would be a good choice. There’s a lot written online about the history of the mine, so I won’t go into it other than to…

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Mt. Evans

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Mt. Evans is one of Colorado’s 14ers, a mountain over 14,000 feet tall (14,265 ft). Usually getting to the top of a 14er is reserved for those willing to make the trek on foot to the top. But not necessarily so with Mt. Evans. The Mt. Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in…

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