|September 1999 - Added
several short reports and pictures for hikes to Gem Lake, Chapin/Chiquita/Ypsilon,
Glacier Gorge hikes, and an ultra dayhike to Grand Lake via Stone Man
6/8/98 - Sorry folks, due to unusually heavy family and business commitments, I've been unable to do much hiking, and no time to write up any of the few hikes I've done. Don't give up on me -- the worst is over and I'm almost caught up enough to resume a somewhat normal schedule (hopefully a hike a week).
1/7/98 - Added trip to The Loch, Lake of Glass, Sky Pond
11/16/97 - Added a link to Basecamp.
10/30/97 - Added a link to The Gear Addict.
7/23/97 - Added report for Longs Peak (attempt) via North Face via old Cable Route. Note: due to a server disk crash, Mike's Hikes was off the air quite a bit the afternoon and evening of 7/23/97. Sorry.
7/14/97 - Added final merged trip report for Bear-Grand hike with Alan Silverstein.
7/13/97 - Added new section for Mike's Index.
7/12/97 - Added Bierstadt Lake hike. Added draft text to Bear-Grand hike TR.
7/11/97 - Added 3 topo maps to the Trail Maps page. Added 4 lists maintained by Alan Silverstein: Locations in RMNP, Campsites in RMNP, Fourteeners in USA, and GNIS Misc Info. Added new FAQ question/answer on camping. Added photos for Bear-Grand Lake hike (TR to follow).
7/10/97 - Added new sponsor, Points West Map & Guide Book Outfitters.
7/2/96 - Made some changes to the way the main page works. Now uses an Active Server Page (ASP). You can bookmark and use the new http://www.mtnds.com/hikes/main.asp if you like, instead of the old URL, http://www.mtnds.com/hikes/. The old URL will redirect you into Mike's Hikes in only a second or two.
6/30/97 - Improved main page layout for 640x480 users (although the site is designed for 800x600).
6/29/97 - Added most recent hike to Mount Lady Washington.
6/23/97 - Added the About page.
6/22/97 - Added hike Along Glacier Creek. Put up the first banner ad on the site. Please read my thoughts on advertising here. Added advertisements for our first sponsors, Rocky Mountain Connection & Outdoor World, and SelectVideo Publishing.
6/20/97 - Added hike to Half Mountain.
6/2/97 - Added hike to Donner Pass.
5/8/97 - Changed Mike's Hikes main graphic. Added RMNP sign. Added hike and photos to Gem Lake.
4/25/97 - Put up link to pictures from our April 24/25 spring snow storm.
4/17/97 - I've been on a number of hikes since the one in February, but due to time constraints, I've not been able to write up and post these outings. Among the hikes I've done in March and April: Mills/Jewel Lake with Ben, Deer Mountain with Ernie, Gem Lake, and Dream Lake with Tony.
4/15/97 - Added weather info drop-down list.
3/24/97 - Changed main page & buttons.
3/2/97 - Added latest trip to just above Black Lake.
2/26/97 - Won the Critical Mass Award.
2/12/97 - Started working on a complete list of all Estes Park area (RMNP, Indian Peaks, Never Summer, etc.) hiking destinations and trail heads. Also began rating the difficulty of the hikes. I joined the Rocky Mountain Nature Association.
2/11/97 - Added ability to search Mike's Hikes.
2/09/97 - Added Chronological Index of Hikes. Moved Mike's Hikes to this location/URL.
2/8/97 - Added new photos and report for trek to Lake Helene.
1/28/97 - Joined Steve Fry's Peak to Peak Trail and Wilderness Links.
8/1/96 - Mike's Hikes went online.
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