Three Hikes this Week!

It was so spring-like here in Boulder this week (not to rub it in..)!  Today was the coolest day at 50 degrees, and in Vermont I would have been out in my flip flops and a t-shirt, but instead we took a rest day from the trails.

I’m not sure who was more excited to be out hiking, me or Beta!  I’m pretty positive Monday was her first hike ever, and she did great!  We hiked up the Dakota Ridge Trail, which I’ve done about 20 times, but never the full thing during the day.  There were a few people hiking, but not too many which made it so much fun! 🙂

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I love Dakota Ridge because it’s a few miles round trip, not super strenuous, but the stairs get your heart beating!  The views are very impressive each way, and at the end you overlook Boulder *which is much prettier in the summer I think*. Such a great view of the flatirons. My heart melts every time.  We did this trail both Monday and Wednesday!

On Tuesday we hit up the Mesa Trail at NCAR for a few miles.  There was hardly anyone on that trail which was nice as well!  Still icy in parts (thank goodness for good hiking shoes) but I didn’t fall! I can’t wait to get out and do this more in the summer!  NCAR is one of the most beautiful places to hike in Boulder, in my opinion.

Getting out there on the trails made my heart a little bigger. I always love getting in winter hikes! My goal for the year is 40 hikes- only 37 more to go 😉

I hope everyone has a great Friday!