March in Colorado is often beautiful and so far this March has not disappointed. It’s been really nice to be able to get out during the last weeks of the pregnancy and enjoy some sunshine while exercising. Although I spent Monday in the pool, the rest of the week has brought great runs and trail hikes with Juniper in the pack.
Juniper and I hiked up the Scout Trail in Glenwood Springs this morning for a great steep hike as well as to see how the snow is melting up there. Despite only dirt showing behind us in the photo, the trail is nowhere near dry and is surprisingly very snowy. About four or five years ago, Ian, myself and a few friends decided to ride Forrest Hollow to the Scout Trail in late March. After a very warm March that year, the Scout Trail was very dry but Forrest Hollow became a trek through rotten snow with our bikes.
I’m not sure the Scout Trail will be ready this year at the end of the month but I’m psyched to be out hiking it while the weather is so nice. Hiking will become difficult with both kids as I’m not sure anyone makes a double pack or that I would actually want to carry one. With just four weeks left until the due date (and only a few days until the mark when Juniper joined the world) I hope to get some more hiking in mixed with some good runs and road rides.