The above picture is from a hike I did this summer before I started this blog. This week I actually planned 3 different hikes for this weekend and each one was eliminated due to uncontrollable circumstances. The first one was close to the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, I was looking forward to non-hazy views of Long’s peak and Mt. Meeker and it was over 10 miles long so would have been the perfect stamina builder. Unfortunately a forest fire started on Wednesday not far from the trailhead and so that one was out….
The second one, was going to be a high hike to a lake that might give us other options if we felt like pushing it, but then the weather forecast changed and 8-10 inches of snow were expected to start falling Friday night into Saturday morning.
The 3rd one, was just outside of Boulder and was supposed to be a butt burner with a 2400 foot elevation gain in the first 1.3 miles, but when I called to check on the trail it was still closed after terrible forest fires this summer.
In the end I decided on a nice 7 mile hike on the plains I never got to finish that fateful weekend in March when my switch flipped. It would have been a good hike to write about, especially since it was the one that woke me up! Alas, destiny had another plan for me this weekend! In the middle of the night I was struck by a stomach bug and my weekend has been spent in bed, the bathroom and on a couch feeling lazy and sick.
Fortunately I have company coming in on Wednesday and we are doing 2-3 hikes as part of her visit. So after her visit there will be more hiking posts!