Flatirons and Green Mountain
The next morning I went to the same trailhead and did a loop over Green Mountain about 6 miles long. Again, at the lower elevation it felt easy. I was able to run most of the way and "the dance" of a fast descent on technical terrain comes back like riding a bike.
|View from the summit of Green|
Both of these were fantastic mini-adventures, had before normal workdays. Don't talk yourself out of opportunities like this. Get up early enough to make the time. Maintain a sufficient level of fitness so you do this stuff. Make memories.