Living one mile high just didn’t seem good enough for the lungs this weekend; we decided to test their limits by climbing up, instead.
After the bike riding success, we set aside Sunday for crotch-friendlier activities and more outdoor exploring. It took a long time for me to realize something very simple: you’ll enjoy Colorado the most when you enjoy Colorado.
Don’t ask how long that little epiphany took.
There are so many amazing things surrounding Denver. It takes a little bit of research, a little money in the gas tank, and some fresh legs to tackle it and soak it all in. With a checklist and a hiking/camping expert by your side, you’ll be all set to GO. EXPLORE.
Head to a new mountain town, and/or trail, every weekend.
Last weekend we walked around a lake and rented paddleboats in Evergreen (i.e. let my legs recover from the race; next time we’ll actually hike). This time, we headed to a part of Boulder that was unseen by our eyes (what?! There’s more to that town??). We’ve only scratched the surface of what surrounds the little city, but we’re making progress!
We chose the Bear Canyon Trail, heading to the summit of Green Mountain.
The elevation gain was around 2700 ft (waiting for G to charge and give us some info); the views were amazing; the camera got an equivalent workout, shooting around 110 pics to capture many Kodak moments.
All in all: 9 mile hike, 8100ft Summit, 3+ hours.
We were pretty satisfied with our Sunday exploration; our legs are completely exhausted between the two modes of transportation/movement that we combined over the weekend.
I’ve now seen two new Colorado treats (back-roads to Golden, Green Mountain Summit), and have quite a few more to check off the list!