The iconic Flatirons in Boulder stood tall before us while heading up the trail and realizing the surrounding beauty in every direction. The "leg burn" is well worth the toil once at the "top", or very near the top on the second and third Flatirons, I must admit. That fresh mountain air early in the morning can’t be beat (as well as the wildflowers too!).
After the hike, a cold brew was in the future by heading to Golden, Colorado, and the Milller-Coors Brewery Tour, a staple when visiting this state. The line took close to an hour (typical on a Friday afternoon), but the tour and brews afterwards were the ticket to a successful vacation day all around.
BSoleille! The bright side of "mountains and ales!"
Don, Beth, me and Bill with Flatirons in background. An hour and a half later, near the top!The family crossing the street "Beatles style."