SWAT Launch: Summer Wellness Insight Project

Hi Everyone! Strauss Library continues to find ways to help all of you enjoy the 2020 summer season. Beginning Friday July 10, 2020, members of the Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T) has launched a project called “Summer Wellness Insight.” This project is to provide great suggestions of healthy eating habits, hiking trails and books that everyone can enjoy in Colorful Colorado! New suggestions will be posted weekly throughout the summer season. Stay tune for more great suggestions and lets us know via Tell Us Resource tab https://hslibrary.ucdenver.libanswers.com/tellus/index if this was helpful to all of you! Happy Summer!

*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 08/07/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cucumbers, Pears, Kale

Suggested Trails:

 Mount Cutler Trail – North Cheyenne Canon Park (Out & Back) | 1.7 miles (Easy Trail)

Garden of the Gods Loop Trail | 3.7 Miles (Moderate Trail)

Quandary Peak Trail – White River National Forest (Out & Back) | 7.5 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

The Painted Girls – Cathy Marie Buchanan (Kindle Version Available)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/31/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Honeydew Melon, Plum, Blackberries

Suggested Trails:

Saint Mary’s Glacier – Arapaho National Forest (Out & Back) | 1.9 Miles (Easy Trail)

Coyote Song Trail – South Valley Park (Loop) | 3 miles (Moderate Trail)

Mount Bierstadt Trial – Mount Evans (Out & Back) | 6.8 Miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

There, There – Tommy Orange (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman (Kindle Version Available)

The Second Sleep – Robert Harris (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/24/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cantaloupe, Celery, Raspberry

Suggested Trails:

Dream Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 2 Miles (easy Trail)

Alberta Falls – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 2.5 miles (Moderate Trail)

Flattop Mountain Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 8.2 Miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Gown – Jennifer Robson (Kindle Version Available)

Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/17/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Broccoli, Sweet Corn, Apricots

Suggested Trails:

Nymph Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 1.7 Miles (easy Trail)

Lake Haiyaha  – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 3.6 miles (Moderate Trail)

Little Matterhorn – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 7.6 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

The Dutch House – Anne Patchett


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/10/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cherries, Peaches & Watermelon

Suggested Trails:

Bear Lake Nature Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | .7 Miles (easy Trail)

Four Lake Loop Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | 6.8 miles (Moderate Trail)

Six Lakes Boulder Loop – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | 8.9 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion (7/10/2020 post)

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

A Gentleman from Moscow – Amor Towles

Sincerely, Your Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T)

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