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My feet are sore

We had a busy two days of hiking this weekend.  On Saturday, we hiked the Meridian Trail.  This was a beautiful 3.3 hike (doubled on the return trip) and there was not another person in sight until we returned to the trailhead.  The elevation gain of 1,600 feet was good preparation for next weekend, when we plan to hike our first “fourteener” – Grays and Torreys.  As with everywhere we have been this summer, it was green, green, green.  We passed through two beautiful aspen groves with rich green clearings just below us.  Near the top, we were able to see the rock face of the next mountain which was just gorgeous.  The trip down the hill took almost an hour less time than the trip up.

Today, we went with Reynolds Park, much more familiar stomping grounds for us.  We did all the trails on the mountain side of the park including both Eagle’s View and Raven’s Roost.  This hike also included a lot of elevation gain, but not quite as much as the Meridian Trail.  There were lots of cars in the parking lot, but we didn’t pass a single person until we made it to the top of Eagle’s View.

All in all, a great weekend.  But my feet hurt….

Reynolds Park

We just went for a hike in Reynolds Park.  It is Jefferson County Open Space in Conifer off of Foxton Road.

It is a beautiful day for a hike.  We were planning to do the loop at the very top of the trail.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get very far.  We made it about a mile up the trail before we were stopped by a 30 foot long ice dam.  If the dam had been flat, we could have made it across, but it was sloped down hill.  We did make it around the dam only to find more ice up ahead.  Eventually, we found a nice sunny rock and hung out for a while before coming back down the trail.

Anyway, Reynolds Park is a great place to hike.  Very little traffic and lots of nature.  Just make sure you have crampons or YackTrax if you want to do it this time of year.

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