A last minute work project came up that went until almost 12:30 AM this past Saturday.
Too keyed up from working five hours straight, I perhaps went to bed later than I should have.
As such, I slept in a bit. But I still wanted some outdoor time.
But where to go? That also would not be too far away. I’ve been to the usual places many times, and I knew they would be very busy. I70 was going to be a mess. And it turned out that RMNP was mostly shut down for the day.
Then I thought of a place that is now about half an hour closer to me since I moved: Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
With the recent snow storm we had, I figured the higher foothills that make up this park should have snow.
I was delighted to go there.
Less than forty-five minutes from my door to a trailhead, no traffic, no congestion of having to drive through Boulder, no parking hassles and only a handful of people.
There is usually not quite enough snow in the park for a ski tour.
But this time there was enough.
And it was quite nice.
About four hours of bliss.
Being so close to where I now live, at least one more winter trip or two will have to be done there.
Note: I was lazy on this trip and just used my phone for pics.