Mt. Sanitas

The thing I love most about living in Boulder is that I’m surrounded by a population of people who just love to be outside. It’s so gorgeous out here, it’s hard not to want to play outside. Older folks, parents with young kids, college students, grad students… everyone! Anytime I go running, I run by at least a few fellow runners and bikers. When I’m on my way to school, I see handfuls of bikers on their way to school/work, and I always find someone else on the trails with me when I go hiking. It’s motivational, really.

This weekend was no different :)

Sunday morning was much too gorgeous to sit around sore from Saturday’s long run, so Weez and I went for a hike. We must have seen 20 or 30 other people on the trails. Maybe the real reason I love seeing all those people out there, is because I get to drool over all the cute dogs. Regardless, it was awesome seeing so many people taking advantage of the great weather.

Mt. Sanitas is a modest 6,800 ft mountain and a solid 2-3 hour hike, right here in town.

The trail head isn’t 10 minutes from Weez’s apartment.

I never want to take this place for granted… (I also never want to move!)

From the summit, you can see Bear Peak – another mountain in town.

It only took about an hour or so to get to the top :)

We packed pb&js for lunch and enjoyed them at the summit, while gazing out on the city.

Oh Boulder, how I love thee… now if only I can get my family and all of my best friends from HS/college to move out here and be with me forever, I’d be the luckiest girl in the world :)

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Yeah, um … show-off!

  2. 2-3 hours? According to one of the internets it only takes 14m40s to hike up Mt. Sanitas.
    http://www.wwwright.com/climbing/speed/bouldertrailruns.htm

    1. e410 says:

      Well for the people who enjoy leisure hikes with their kids in baby bjorns and golden retrievers, I’d assume it’ll take anywhere between 2-3 hours. What’s the fun in sprinting up mountains anyways, right? You don’t get to stop and enjoy the scenery!

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