National Get Outdoors Day And Colorado!
Colorado has so much to offer in the summertime. Aside from excellent running conditions (assuming its not above 90 and you can avoid rattlesnakes) there are so many places to hike and camp as well as great wildflower and wildlife sightings. We got started on our summertime activities last weekend by hiking up Mt. Falcon which is about an 8 mile hike (round-trip). Along the way we saw some beautiful wildflowers. I took a few pics so I could identify them when I got home.
This past weekend we were in Vail. While I attended the Colorado Womens Bar Association Convention, Andy did a little hiking and camping at Pitkin Lake. While he was surrounded by snow, the weather wasn’t frigid, but the hike was steep! He also ran into a few marmots (I like to call them beaverbears for obvious reasons). They were clever little rascals trying to get into his pack via the shoulder strap.
With another race coming up for me next weekend, I hit Vail’s bike path for a 9 mile run along the river and through the villages. It was hot, but the run felt good! The green scenery surrounding me along with the aspens rustling in the breeze made for a beautiful run and a deep appreciation for all nature has to offer. I even ran into two of my colleagues biking on the same path. It’s nice to share the outdoors with friends!