Bear Peak - Boulder, CO|
|First trail shot with Brisco leading the way.||Mariah looking for treats!|
|The first park of the hike on the Mesa Trail is fairly easy.||Mariah being a good off-leash dog and waiting for us.|
|After 3.2 miles, we decided to take the plunge
and go for the climb up to Bear Peak.
|Headed up the Fern Canyon trail.|
|Quick stop for a snack||A view of the Boulder Flatirons to the north|
|Happy Brisco enjoying the hike!||Great views of rock formations along the trail|
|Raptors nest on the rock ledges in late summer.
We heard a few and had one fly by when we stopped to take the picture.
|Quick photo during a break.|
|Travis headed up the trail.||Brisco showing the way as we went up... and up... and up...|
|Lindsey working her way up through the rocks||Getting closer to the top!|
|A great view of the colorful rocks with Boulder in the background.||Travis and Brisco with northern Denver behind them.|
|Whoo hoo! Almost to the top!||Brisco leading us up the last scramble.|
|Brisco is quite the rock hopper!||Mariah looking for chipmunks in the rocks below.|
|View from the top looking towards Boulder.||Another picture of the view looking south west.|
|Family picture at the top of Bear Peak||Mariah and Brisco getting a drink before we head back down.|
|Travis and Mariah enjoying the scenery.||Brisco hamming it up for the camera again...|
|Headed back down the steep trail...
Trying to get down before it gets too dark!