It’s not often that I’m able to spend a sunny Tuesday in March hiking a mountain, breathing in the unimaginable freshness of the Colorado wild air & soaking in the remarkable views of the one of the highest peaks in Boulder… but by some crazy twist of luck, that’s exactly where I found myself this week.
Alongside my new friend Ginny — a girl who loves people/life/moments/everything harder than anyone I’ve ever known! — and even newer friend Slavic, we hit the trails with nervous legs (that was maybe just me) and invigorated spirits.
We got on the trail around 1:30 pm & didn’t make it back down to our cars until almost 9 (!) that night. Yet somehow we found ourselves energized the entire time and maybe could have kept going!
I’m going to credit that to the natural high of being immersed in the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by nothing by peace and nature and companions who can hold some interesting conversations.
On the way up to the top of Bear Peak, we stopped to take pictures and admire the views as they continued to expand as we (somewhat slowly) ascended — this first time Boulder hiker was in complete awe for 7 hours straight.
Not a bad way to spend a Tuesday, right? Here’s a little peak of some of the photos I took during the climb:
Mountain lions??? Can you spot Denver?
8,459 feet in the sky!Have you ever hiked in Boulder?
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