Not every trip has to be epic or exciting and drop dead beautiful.
After a week of being back East, I wanted some simple backcountry time.
Not too far a drive, not too crowded/light traffic to get there and easily accessible.
In the place where I live, the second criteria is getting to be difficult at times. Esp the traffic part.
I could not leave on Friday evening due to some volunteer obligations. And I learned this past summer not to go on the highways Saturday morning.
So I decided to go to a very quick get away spot I have used in the past. I would leave late afternoon.
Nothing special. Just two miles in. Maybe.
It was quiet.
There was no one around.
I had the woods to myself.
Saw the first aspen leaves that had changed. Fall is soon on its way in the higher country.
Enjoyed the cool night air. Feel asleep to the sound of rain.
I woke up early and made it to my vehicle as the first of the many day hiking crowds arrived.
I drove back to Boulder.
A refreshing weekend.
And just what I needed.