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Written and all Photography By: Mark Munson (@markonthemove)Taking a road trip a few hours outside of Denver always has its perks. Mountain views, less crowds, and less traffic are just some of the luxuries that being out of the city offers. But for when you can't make that long drive out of the front range, there are still plenty of places to sight see and hike that are worth your time. There is something refreshing about staying close to home and exploring new spots, or the spots you've already visited a little more in depth. If you are looking for...

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Camping, Hike, Sand Boarding, Sand Dunes -

By: Mark Munson @markonthemove For more awesome articles, photography and just awesomeness be sure to visit www.markonthemove.com for more.In the midst of winter, it can be hard to find any hikes that are worth driving for. Luckily, tucked up against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southwestern Colorado sits the largest sandbox in North America. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve encompasses 30 square miles of terrain and possesses dunes as tall as 750 feet. The park offers many different seasonal activities such as sledding, picnicking, sand boarding, astronomy programs, backpacking, horseback riding and more. If you're a Colorado...

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Crater Lake, Hike, Snow Hike, Trail -

Written & All Photos By: Mark Munson @markonthemoveTrail Length: 6-8 Miles Round TripTrail Type: Out & BackElevation Gain: 1,500 feetDifficulty: ModerateDog Friendly: YesCrater Lakes Trail is a scenic trail located about 8 miles west of Rollinsville, Colorado near the east portal of the Moffat train tunnel. It services a collection of five high alpine lakes, 3 that make up the lower Crater Lakes, and two lakes making the Upper Crater Lakes. The trail's elevation gain causes some hikers to shy away from this location, making it only moderately trafficked.Just getting to the trailhead after a good snowfall seemed to be a feat in...

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  Dream Lake TrailTrail Length: 2 Miles Round TripTrail Type: Out & BackElevation Gain: 410 feetDifficulty: EasyDog Friendly: NoClick here for directions to the Dream Lake TrailheadAlberta Falls TrailTrail Length: 2 Miles Round TripTrail Type: Out & BackElevation Gain: 219 feetDifficulty: EasyDog Friendly: NoClick here for directions to the Alberta Falls Trailhead​Finding a hike with good conditions in the winter can be a daunting task. You find yourself endlessly scrolling through All Trails, changing filter settings to maybe find a hike with a recent review. Or better yet, you do some Google searches for winter hikes in Colorado only to find the hikes you've already done. We are...

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Yeah, don't read too much into that title. I should also preference a trigger warning, if bad grammar and misused words upset you...its only going to get worse as you read.  So here i am, sitting at my table writing a blog post thinking to myself "what the fuck are you doing" Well i guess I'm just getting some stuff out there. I know not many people will even read this(no sad face here please). Im all about photography, i wouldn't read this probably either. But you are so yay! Ready for some fun info? Here goes. A post on...

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