This week I partook in a couple sessions of bikram yoga, including a great Valentine's Day evening session with JP at the Evergreen Center for Yoga, weightlifting, the elliptical machine and hiking.
It's been a while since I intentionally set out to hike, rather than run. This week, though, I managed to get out and up Boulder's Green Mountain (42 minutes via Ampi-Saddle-Green) and Bear Peak (53 minutes via Cragmoor to Fern), and about halfway of Evergreen's Bergen Peak (the house to the second overlook on Bergen Peak Trail).
Trail conditions on all three mountains were great this week, for the most part. Bergen, Green and Bear up to the saddle were all well-packed snow with just a bit of ice. The climb up Bear from the saddle was a bit tough with lots of unconsolidated snow and drifting in a number of places. Even with Microspikes, the climb up from the saddle was a challenge, but enjoyable. Didn't see a single person beyond the Mesa Trail that day.
|Green Mountain summit|
|The Bergen Peak Trail|
|An icy stretch in Fern Canyon on the way up Bear Peak|
|Bear Peak summit. Looking north.|
|Bear Peak. Looking southeast(ish)|
|Can you see the inner light?|
|Great late afternoon lighting. Had to add another shot.|
Killian confirms plans to race the Pikes Peak Marathon.
Good luck to everyone running today's Moab Red Hot 33K and 55K!