This past weekend was the final hike I will be on for the summer season of the Team in Training – Hike program. The finale hike for the group is in two weeks and the kickoff for the Fall season is this coming Saturday. For the hike this past weekend, once again for the fifth weekend in a row the conditions were less than ideal as it had rained overnight and was raining during the start of the hike. For this hike we were just outside of Boulder and as finale hike is Grand Canyon we started hiking from the top to simulate a trip into the canyon.
Starting along Flagstaff Mountain Road we made our way on the Green Mountain West Ridge trail prior to starting to head down towards Boulder and the main trail heads. Due to snow in the recent weeks there were quite a few trees which had fallen along the trail making it an interesting day either getting through the trees or dispersing around the downed trees to minimize the trail impact. Upon reach the parking lots we headed back up towards the top along Gregory Canyon which was in good condition but then it started raining once again. It was a good hike to end the season, and would like to thank Kelly for the following images since I didn’t have my camera with me on this hike.
I now start hiking for the Fall season at Rocky Mountain National Park, and will begin the fund raising process.