23 Nov 2011


Today was day 1 of Thanksgiving vacation. Hudson and I left early to go up the Mesa trail into the flatirons. 5 miles and he was ready for a nap

After breakfast - given it was sunny and 60 - I decided to do Bear Peak. From NCAR to Mesa to Fern Canyon

It was dry - until the final 400 yards up at maybe a 30 degree angle on snow and ice (wearing spikes). I followed this real nice guy with his two kids

Looking West to Eldora Skiing, Indian Peaks and Longs Peak

Looking East to Boulder

On the run back I took the long but much less steep way back down Bear Peak West and Bear Canyon. The first pic is looking back at Bear Peak (left), the saddle and South Boulder Peak