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Visit to Boulder, Part 2

April 11, 2013

Hello, friends!  I have finally gotten through the rest of my pictures of Boulder and I cannot wait to share them with you!  These are my favorite pictures because they show all of the scenic beauty we enjoyed while taking to the outdoors for various walks and hikes.  My mom and I quickly realized that Boulder is such an active town, not just because of the easy access to so many great outdoor activities, but because there is so much good food you have to work it off somehow – and work it off we did!  I have organized the pictures based on the location of our various adventures; so, here is Boulder, Part 2.

Walk #1: Boulder Creek – This was a fun little introductory walk we took on our first full day in town.  My mom and I were amazed at how integrated Boulder Creek was to the heart of town, with countless walking and biking paths and trails for everyone to enjoy.

Boulder, CO - Boulder Creek

Mom and Sam posing on a cute bridge

Mom and Sam posing on a cute bridge

Boulder, CO - Boulder CreekBoulder, COHike #1: Mt. Sanitas – This was a shorter hike I did with my brother and my mom.  We didn’t go all the way up, but as you can see, my mom braved the trail like a champ.  This hike also inspired the quote of the trip, which came from my mom, but considering it contains a choice curse-word or two, I’ll refrain from repeating it here. ;)

Boulder, CO - Mt. Sanitas hike

Just starting up the trail

My brother's dog, Marley, is a pro on the trails

My brother’s dog, Marley, is a pro on the trails

A view of Boulder

A view of Boulder

Boulder, CO - Mt. Sanitas hike

Like I said, a champ!

Like I said, a champ!

The clouds started rolling in and made us a little nervous...

The clouds started rolling in and made us a little nervous…

Boulder, CO - Mt. Sanitas hike

...but it was still absolutely  breathtaking

…but it was still absolutely breathtaking!

Walk #2: The Res; i.e. Boulder Reservoir – This was a really nice, relaxing walk around the amazingly beautiful and scenic reservoir.  We wanted a shorter walk since we were starting to get tired and also we had a big dinner planned for that night – Smokin’ Daves BBQ!

Boulder, CO - Bouler ReservoirBoulder, CO - Bouler ReservoirBoulder, CO - Bouler ReservoirBoulder, CO - Bouler ReservoirBoulder, CO - Bouler Reservoir

Posing on another bridge

Posing on another bridge

I like signs that warn me of certain death ;)

I like signs that warn me of certain death ;)

Hike #2: Royal Arch, The Flatirons – This trail was the one my brother and I were most excited about because it was just the two of us and it was a bit of a butt-kicker.  The Flatirons in Boulder are a pretty famous natural landmark so I was excited to be hiking up there… then the hike started.  I am not going to lie, I was totally huffing and puffing and not just because of the elevation; it was steep!  But it was so worth it, as you’ll hopefully see from the pictures.

At the very beginning of the trail...

At the very beginning of the trail…

I just want to point out that there were quite a few pictures taken between the start of the trail and the very top, but not many because I was too busy dying….  Okay, not really, but it was tough so I’m just skipping to the top because it’s pretty and I took better pictures on the way down… when I wasn’t busy dying.  ;)

Tuh-dah!  I made it to the top!

Tuh-dah! I made it to the top!

Yeah, that's right, I climbed out to the edge!

Yeah, that’s right, I climbed out to the edge!

Boulder, CO - Royal Arch, The Flatirons

Mr brother taking pictures of me - and yes, that's Marley, I told you she was a champ!

Mr brother taking pictures of me – and yes, that’s Marley, I told you she was a champ!

The "underbelly" of the arch

The “underbelly” of the arch

That's me, to give you an idea of scale - the arch was huge!

That’s me, to give you an idea of scale – the arch was huge!

The other Flatirons

The other Flatirons

"Haven't you ever seen a dog on a trail?!  Let's go!"

“Haven’t you ever seen a dog on a trail?! Let’s go!”

I was up there, under that arch!  Whaaaaat?!

I was up there, under that arch! Whaaaaat?!

I had a good time, I guess…  Nah, I’m just kidding, Boulder was amazing!  I wish I could show you every picture and share every memory, but I think you’ll just have to make the trip and see for yourself!  If you’re into the outdoors at all, or even just really good food, and are looking for a quirky, hippie-dippy kind of place to visit, check out Boulder, CO!

Hope you enjoyed, thanks for reading :)

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2 Comments

  • Arantha

    I used to live in Boulder…amazing place. Beautiful photos!

    April 12, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I hope I did Boulder justice, I had such a great trip! :)

      April 12, 2013 at 10:55 am Reply

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