Tag: national parks

Reflection and Reminiscing: 2019

Reflection and Reminiscing: 2019

2019 was full of amazing adventures! Honestly, I always want to share everything I learn after discovering new places, but this year was so busy it was difficult for me to keep up. Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Canada. A couple layovers in London, and a drive through Slovenia. Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado.…

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Saratoga National Battlefield Road

Saratoga National Battlefield Road

I had been waiting… April 9th the park gates opened to Park Tour Road and the National Park Service announced park fees would not be collected until May 1st. Knowing this, I had to make it back to Saratoga National Historical Park before the crowds started rushing in. Being able to drive the nine mile…

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Lock 19: Historical Erie Canal

Lock 19: Historical Erie Canal

Town of Clifton Park, NY At the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve‘s main entrance, by the Whipple Truss Bridge, there’s a map of the park. It shows trails along the Old Erie Canal and the Mohawk River to historical sites including Clute’s Dry Dock, Fort’s Ferry, Vischer Ferry Crossing, the Whipple Truss Bridge, and…

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Wilkinson National Recreational Trail

Wilkinson National Recreational Trail

Since my first visit to the Saratoga National Historical Park I’ve wanted to hike the Wilkinson Trail. The Wilkinson National Recreational Trail is a 4.2 mile “lasso” path. It’s located in the northern part of the Saratoga Battlefield. The Liaison Trail (a shorter hike) -from Breymann Redoubt -to Balcarres Redoubt excludes a good portion of the…

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Last Day in Colorado

Last Day in Colorado

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park Longs Peak, Trail Ridge Road, Bear Lake, Horseshoe Falls – August 21st 2013 Trail Ridge Road Highest Elevation – 12,183 feet Bear Lake Trail Distance Round trip – .8 miles Alluvial Fan Trail Distance Round Trip –  .3 miles Characters – Alicen, Nathan A day off from hiking… Since it…

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Fern Lake Trail

Fern Lake Trail

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park The Pool, Fern Falls, Fern Lake – August 19th 2013 Elevation Gain – 1,380 feet Distance Round Trip –  7.6 miles Characters – Alicen (me), Nathan (my boyfriend of 15 years) Our second day in Rocky Mountain National Park we hiked up to Fern Lake. I remember being wowed…

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Cub Lake Trail

Cub Lake Trail

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park Cub Lake Trail – August 18, 2013 Elevation gain – 540 feet Distance Round Trip – 4.6 miles Characters – Alicen (me), Nathan (my boyfriend of 15 years) A “Short Hike” After setting up camp we decided to go for a short hike to acclimate ourselves to a higher altitude.…

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Camping in Colorado

Camping in Colorado

Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park Moraine Campground – August 18th-21st, 2013 Elevation – 8,160 feet Characters – Alicen (me), Nathan (my boyfriend of 15 years) There is so much to this story that I had a difficult time knowing where to begin. I thought I’d start mine and Nathan’s Rocky Mountain Travels by assessing…

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