Who: Sammy and myself
Length: about 9 miles
Time: 4.5 hours
Weather: 30-40 degrees, mostly sunny
We are in Boulder, Colorado this weekend so Michelle can attend a workshop. Today Sammy and I hiked trails in and around Chautauqua Park. We started with the Chautauqua trail, then the Flatirons loop, Royal Arch, Mesa, Woods Quarry, and Enchanted Mesa back towards town. The trail up to Royal Arch is short but steep. It reminds me of the steep portion of the Section 16 trail in Colorado Springs.
This is a popular area with many hikers. Dogs must stay on leash unless they have a green tag issued through some city program. The trails are well-signed throughout the area. The day started out sunny, but clouds and colder temperatures arrived around 11:30. It had started to snow by the time we made it back to town.
Other highlights of our weekend in Boulder include Friday dinner at Leaf. Leaf is next door to Aji and shares a kitchen. So, our table was actually at Aji but we ordered from the Leaf menu. We had breakfast at Snooze, and Saturday dinner takeout from Mountain Sun Pub. All of these restaurants were very good and within one block of the little place we rented for the weekend.
Update: On Sunday, we had dinners from Shine. The next time I am back in Boulder, I would like to hike trails on the west side of Green Mountain, and go back to Shine to try one of their “potion” or “elixr” drinks.
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