Hiking is more that getting from one point to the next. It is the exploration, discovery and satisfaction of being in nature. Forest bathing is a thing.

I tend to be distracted easily on a hike; probably because the mind is more relaxed and open, beyond the daily routine. Little hikes and stopping to enjoy the sensory input that is so far from the experiences of daily life are my favorite. If I spot a piece of manmade history in the wilds, I’m in my happy place. Then I overthink it trying to figure out the story. This led to this website and the website led to a book.   

Why is this antique water faucet found in an open field?

The book is finally out and available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as several local bookstores. Here’s the story behind it.

My writing and hiking partner, Tim Jones, is a hiker with much more real world experience with over 100 hikes to fourteener summits. He has the real hiking chops, I get sidetracked by a piece of trailside debris.

… they wisely kept the blasting caps in a separate bunker away from the explosives.

Have you ever wondered about the route you hike? There are so many good hiking books on the shelves about this beautiful area, and there are books about the local history. Easy Hikes to the Hidden Past, is the best of both worlds. We will take you on a hike and discover the history of the vicinity in hidden clues and artifacts along the trail guided by detailed maps highlighting points along the way.  

Find this book on the shelves at Books For You, The Broadmoor Shops and Covered Treasures in Monument, and online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Colorado Springs didn’t have natural mineral springs like Manitou Springs. Wanna bet?

Learn more about the Easy Hikes to the Hidden Past book

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