A couple weeks ago we got a whole lotta snow, which made my winter hiking especially gorgeous.
This first hike is one I did with the awesome Boulder Hiker Chicks.
Spot the wildlife.
Wildlife on the run.
We had all the colors of the rainbow!
Another day, three of us climbed Bear Peak, which is my favorite Boulder hike, although it was unexpectedly tough due to the deep snow still on the trail.
8549 feet up, looking down over Boulder to the east and the mountains to the west. Such an amazing feeling being up there.
Sunday morning at Donna’s house. We shot this back in May, but time got away from me and I never got around to blogging them. So now as I’m about to start sharing a bunch of new before 8am sessions (I can’t wait!), I thought I’d go back and post this one to get things started.
Donna cracks me up because she has a very dry sense of humor and is very direct and she tells it like it is. She’s a interior designer with an art history background. Here’s a Sunday morning in her house.
Going outside to check on the ladybug house that they set up.
No ladybugs. 🙁
Only trophy animal head I’ve ever liked!
Making cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
Looking up what time the museum opens that they were planning to visit later.
A little modesty.
When you can be measured on the kids’ giraffe height chart. Short people problems. LOL.
Some images from my hikes this week.
Last Sunday I hiked Boulder’s three tallest peaks from south to north—tallest to shortest—with the Boulder Hiker Chicks, an awesome local hiking group that I discovered this fall. We covered over 11 miles and 4200 ft of elevation gain in about 8 hours.
This is the kind of hike that sort of makes you feel like a badass. Until guys in shorts run past you. On multiple peaks.
We had perfect weather—clear, sunny day, blue skies. It was cold when we started and chilly if you stopped moving for long, so we never sat down to eat snacks or anything crazy like that. Eat as you go.
I totally loved this hike and this whole day. It was so beautiful out. We had amazing views. We didn’t see too many other people. Except all those runners who do this in shorts.
We finished up with a celebratory meal at Chautauqua Dining Hall. Overall, an incredible day.