Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bear Peak, Boulder County, Colorado.




Bear Peak is the highest and most prominent peak in the Front Range, along the foothills of Boulder, Colorado.



With just the elevation of 8,461 feet (nothing compared to a 14er), it offers no less than 3 miles of at least 3000 feet gain. My friends and I took the Fern Canyon trail (which is the steepest and most difficult route) and I'm not gonna lie, it was quite strenuous and difficult for me. This trail was a stair-suckfest, or stair-heaven depends on what kind of freak you are. However, we really enjoyed the rock formations throughout the hike with a great amount of shade, beautiful green grass and exotic wild flowers. It was also amazing to feel the cool air from the rocks. 




There were a lot of hikers, with their adorable dogs and screaming babies. There were also tons of runners who wear nothing but short shorts to show off their sickening endurance-injected muscular bodies. One of these days, I'll get there, I promise. But for now, I'm happy with my crawling "2 hr/mile" speed and a backpack full of snickers bars, beers, and a camera. 


  








Summit Ridge on Bear Peak looking at the city of Boulder 3000 feet below.
Summit of Bear Peak, West Ridge.