Bushwhacking Sanitas

We had a couple hours before dinner so I thought we should squeeze in a quick hike up one of my favorites, the Sanitas Goat Trail. I generally over-pack even for short hikes, bringing just about everything that we … Read more

Hiking Mt Sanitas West Ridge Trail

Hiking Mt Sanitas West Ridge Trail, Boulder, CO

Adventure

Putting one foot in front of the other can be a bore at times, I think, for children. This morning, I wanted to give my daughter a challenge that would keep her attention. While we’ve hiked Sanitas Goat TrailRead more

First Age-4 Hike at Royal Arch, Boulder, CO

Approaching Flatirons - Hiking at Royal Arch, Boulder, CO

Much of the last six months has been spent with our newborn. Today, my daughter and I got back on the trail. It was my daughter’s first hike after having turned four and I was excited to see what she … Read more

Hiking at Royal Arch, Boulder, CO

Trail - Hiking at Royal Arch, Boulder, CO

Today we hiked the Royal Arch trail from Chautauqua trailhead. From Chautauqua, the Flatirons appear as giant stone monoliths and infuse the air with an alluring sense of awe. The Royal Arch trail leads directly into the belly of the … Read more

Hiking at Tenderfoot Loop Trail, Boulder, CO

Hiking at Tenderfoot Loop Trail, Boulder, CO

The Tenderfoot Loop Trail is an ideal beginner trail – it is just over two miles long with minimal elevation change. It is accessed at the top of Flagstaff Mountain and affords scenic views of Indian Peaks throughout the hike. … Read more

Hiking at Gregory Canyon Amphitheatre, Boulder, CO

Bridge - Hiking at Gregory Canyon Amphitheatre, Boulder, CO

With my son having just been born a week plus one day ago, I was hoping to find a nearby hike that was a gentle stroll for my 3.5-year-old daughter and I. We ended up at Gregory Canyon, in Boulder, … Read more

Hiking at Sanitas – Dakota Ridge, Boulder, CO

Silver Lake Ditch - Hiking Sanitas - Dakota Ridge Trail, Boulder, CO

The history of Sanitas is fascinating: in the late 1800’s, the Boulder-Colorado Sanitarium and Hospital was established at Mapleton and 4th by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. As part of an effort to encourage health, trails to the summit were completed … Read more

Hiking at NCAR, Boulder, CO

Scouting - Hiking at NCAR, Boulder, CO

It was a chilly morning, with frost on the foothills and crystal blue skies. To enjoy the beautiful day, we decided to explore the trails accessed via NCAR. The morning began cold enough for winter coats and gloves but quickly … Read more

Hiking at Anne U. White, Boulder, CO

Hiking at Anne U. White, Boulder, CO

To increase the frequency of our adventures, I’ve decide to experiment with mid-week trips in the early morning. Today we decided to go to Anne U. White, which tends to be a rather untraveled trail (only a few spots at … Read more