We recently went hiking at Chautauqua Park in Boulder. The park is beautiful and offers a lot of hiking trails. We decided to hike to Royal Arch, which is a cool rock formation shaped like... wait for it... an arch! The trail was about a mile long. The weather was great, the sun was shining and the air was crisp.
The higher we climbed, the cooler it got, and with just a little bit more to go before we got to the arch we encountered some icy trails. This definitely made our hike just a little more interesting. I was pretty much on my hands and knees crawling up the trail. Going down was a lot of fun. We squatted and used our shoes like skis and just slid down the trail.
We ended up hiking for about three hours - we were so tired! With all those calories burned we figured we had earned ourselves a big dinner. We stuffed ourselves with pizza and chocolate mousse from Pizza Colore in Boulder - so, sooo yummy! Tyson has a grand plan of us all hiking a different place each weekend this summer - we'll see how that goes! :)
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