I spent today in the high country above Boulder and completed what is sometimes referred to as the Boulder Trifecta, which entails summiting Bear Peak (8,461′), South Boulder Peak (8,549′) and Green Mountain (8,144′). They’re all straightforward ascents with good elevation gain, so I threw 40+ lbs in my pack to increase the training benefits and headed uphill. It was a bit blustery and snowy throughout the day, but nice and quiet as I had the hills almost exclusively to myself. It was a good 6-hour push, covering 10 miles and ~4,500′ of vertical gain.
I’ve been trying to hit the hills frequently as of late, although the CO high-country remains really unstable with lots of new snow and high risk of avalanche, so I’ve been sticking to these lower elevation climbs in the Boulder area. Carla and I did Green Mountain last weekend (pictures available by clicking the above photo) and I’ll be doing the same Boulder Trifecta this coming Sunday with my buddy, Bob.