Christin HealeyExplorer

Explorer, adventure seeker, lover of life and all things creative.

Hike the Decalibron Loop

Leadville, Colorado

Start your hike at the Kite Lake trailhead, where you can find overnight camping for a small fee, or park a bit down the road for free.

228 Saves

Hike Yellow Aster Butte and Tomyhoi Peak

Whatcom County, Washington

The best way to describe the location is due east of Bellingham.

276 Saves

Scramble Smutwood Peak

Kananaskis, Canada

The trailhead is is located at the first left after the bridge past Engandine Lodge in Kananaskis. The trail forks after a while and you need to take a right which takes you into Smuts Pass.

226 Saves

Backpack Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest

Mariposa County, California

Start out at the Tenaya Lake Trailhead, where you can head directly onto the trail for Clouds Rest or you can branch off after 2.7 miles to Sunrise Lakes.

1909 Saves

Explore Walnut Creek Park

North Garden, Virginia

Just 25 minutes outside of Charlottesville, this is a great spot to take the family for the day and get some sunshine. If you are into mountain biking, you're in the right place.

210 Saves

Winter Summit of North Star Mountain

Breckenridge, Colorado

The route to North Star is a pretty straight forward one, yet still one that has a lot of room for error, especially in winter.

20 Saves

Hike the Swiss Alps

Bettmeralp, Switzerland

This beautiful 4 mile hike takes you past several small lakes and ponds, and offers amazing views of the backside of the Matterhorn.

150 Saves

Nordic Ski and Snowshoe to Glacier Point

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

Known for its breathtaking vistas, towering granite faces, and thundering waterfalls, Yosemite National Park truly is one of the world’s most astounding landscapes.

150 Saves

Summit Storm Peak and Mount Lady Washington

Estes Park, Colorado

This adventure began at the Longs Peak trailhead in southeastern Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. I followed the Longs Peak trail for 6 miles to the Boulderfield backcountry camping area.

386 Saves

Winter Hike Flattop Mountain

Estes Park, Colorado

To catch the sunrise, begin at the Bear Lake trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. From the trailhead, veer right around bear lake and continue along the Odessa Lake/Flattop Mountain trail.

254 Saves

Hike to Sky Pond

Larimer County, Colorado

Start at the Glacier Gorge trailhead on Bear Lake Road. Parking is limited so it is advised to get there very early.

744 Saves

Small Park Packs a Big Punch

Evergreen, Colorado

Pence Park, part of the Denver Mountain Parks system, is nestled between the mountain communities of Indian Hills and Kittredge on Myers Gulch Road.

382 Saves

Snowshoe or Ski Lake Isabelle

Ward, Colorado

Speechless. That’s how this hike will leave you. And not just because of its length. At over 10 miles, this snowshoe exploration is not for the faint of heart.

132 Saves

Hike to Lake Isabelle

Ward, Colorado

Start at the Pawnee Pass Trail No. 907 Trailhead. Long Lake is about 2 tenths of a mile and Lake Isabelle is 2 miles from the trailhead.

354 Saves

Catch the Sunrise on Sugarloaf

Boulder, Colorado

To get there from downtown Boulder, head west on CO 119 and almost 4.5 miles after you have left Boulder, turn right onto Sugarloaf Road.

581 Saves

Explore Falling Spring Falls in the Alleghany Highlands

Hot Springs, Virginia

Just nine miles north of I-64, this viewpoint is not one to be missed if you’re in the area.

690 Saves

Hike Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

Marblemount, Washington

To get to your campground or to Trappers Peak, hike roughly five miles along the trail to ridge, where the trail divides. If you head left you'll go down into lake basis where you can drop your gear.

228 Saves

Hike to Winchester Mountain Fire Lookout

Whatcom County, Washington

Winchester Mountain is said to have the greatest reward for least amount of effort in all the North Cascades. One of the last fire-lookouts in the region stands on the summit.

1363 Saves

Backpack to Marmot and Jade Lakes

Ronald, Washington

The road in is passable with basically any vehicle, though there are some potholes to be avoided. Start at the Deception Pass Trailhead near the parking lot. There is a quick and easy 4.

574 Saves

Backpack to Sahale Glacier Camp

Skagit County, Washington

As an initial note, to spend an overnight at Sahale Glacier Camp, you need to obtain a permit at the North Cascades Ranger Station in Marblemount, Washington.

339 Saves

Hike Mount Sneffels (14,150')

Ouray County, Colorado

The most common route, sometimes called the standard route or the Lavender Col route, begins at or near the top of Yankee Boy Basin, just outside of Ouray.

486 Saves

Hike Carne Mountain

Leavenworth, Washington

Drive USFS Road 62 for 23 miles from Lake Wenatchee (turn left at Cole's Corner off of Highway 2 towards Lake Wenatchee). Turn right on USFS Road 6211 for ~2.

59 Saves

Hike Angels Rest and the Wilburn Valley Overlook

Pearisburg, Virginia

For a tough hike with rewarding views, check out Angels Rest and the Wilburn Valley Overlook.

189 Saves

Summit Dock Butte (5,239')

Concrete, Washington

Dock Butte is an easy hike offering truly spectacular 360 degree views of the Mt. Baker region. In summer this summit can be done as an easy walk up.

306 Saves