My girls produced a music video this week and it left me with some sunshine in my pocket into the weekend. Clicking on the photo will link you to their video on YouTube. I can’t sing any more than I can dance, the talent comes from their mother.
I ran six miles with Keith this morning in the mountain mist above Lyons on the Bitterbrush Trail through Hall Ranch. We parked at the Antelope Trailhead, taking one of the last spots. There are only eight parking spots there, but it’s the best approach if you can snag one. The clouds were thick and visibility near zero once we reached the Nelson Loop. Classic Colorado mountain trail running weather. Despite the gloom, I was so pleased to be back out on the trail, I felt like I was running with sunshine in my pocket. I think I know what the phrase means now, it’s in the girls’ song. I was running happy. The photo below is from my finish at the Colorado Marathon 10K two weeks ago.
Jed Perkins said:
Yesterday I parked at the Doudy Draw trailhead in Boulder, on the road to Eldorado Springs and took the Community ditch trail under US 36 and completed the Marshall Mesa loop before returning back to the car via Community ditch. Total distance was around 7.25 miles and around 320 vertical gain and loss. I was walking with my dog but thought this would be a good place for a trail run. If you want more of a challenge you can add in the trail from Doudy Draw to Flatirons Vista which will add another 5 miles round-trip and I think around 650 feet of vertical.
One of the nice things about this route is there are three different trailhead you can park out that all connected to the same trails so if one parking lot is full you can always try another
If you decide to run it one day let me know and maybe I can meet you at Mountain Sun brewpub in Table Mesa afterwords for a pint or two.
Ed Mahoney said:
That sounds like an excellent idea. I’ll let you know if I can next Sat. I’ve run on Mesa Trail from the Eldorado Road TH before.