It was an absolutely beautiful Sunday here in the Rockies with temperatures right around 60 and lots of sunshine! We planned a great hike up Carpenter Peak in Roxborough Park today with our dear friend Moira and several friends from Golder - Melanie, Luis and Mariel.
Luis and Mariel live just a mile down the road and have never been into Roxborough Park so this was a real treat right in their backyard! Melanie is here from Brisbane, Australia working for the next 1-2 years! She has only been in Denver for 5 weeks and did fantastic with the altitude! It was so fun to talk about Australia as we approach our 1 year since being there!
The hike went rather well with us summiting the peak in about 1.5 hours (about 3 miles up)! There were a few spots where we had to navigate snow on the trail, but we all did it like pros! We had a wonderful picnic lunch on the top, took a few photos and gazed at Denver and the surrounding area below us! Then it was a quick 1 hour down the Peak and back to the red rocks at Roxborough! Another great Sunday hike in the Rockies!! Boy I love it here!