Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Boulder Triple Crown

Just some snapshots from Sunday's run/hike up Green Mountain/Bear Mountain/South Boulder Peak today...

Connecting Boulder Mountain Parks' popular trio of 8'000 foot peaks (Green Mountain, Bear Peak & South Boulder Peak) is one of my favorite benchmark loops around Boulder, and packs a lot of action into a few hours. On a clear day you are rewarded with spectacular views. On a windy day you just try not to get blown off the mountain! When I'm fit, carrying a light pack this route takes around 3hrs. The last hour or so is mostly fast downhill running, which conditions your already-worked quadriceps perfectly. Runners always have a little extra motivation on solo efforts, knowing they share the trails with Bears & Mountain Lions.

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