Foothills trail. There were even more of them, so many I couldn't get them all in one shot.
The Prairie Dogs were out as well, sassin' it up in the warm sun.
This guy hopped up onto his hind legs to pose for the camera and after I took my picture he went back on all fours and went about his business, muttering 'stupid tourist' under his breath.
The Meadowlarks were also out in full force.
The real purpose of the hike though was to go up the Hogback to see if my piriformis would behave. No power hiking this time but I did go up the steep bits faster than my regular 'La De Da' hiking pace. I think for now this will be a good compromise. I was plenty sore when I got home but the pain was manageable. But enough about stupid aches and pains.
A light dusting of snow on Sugarloaf from a spring snowstorm the other day.
Some nice rocks with the Boulder Rez peeking through from behind.
View of Wonderland Lake and Boulder beyond from the Hogback. It's amazing how quickly the trail gains elevation. It's super steep but not very long distance wise.
The trail is rocky at the top.
View of the foothills from the Hogback.
Gratuitous photo of blue Colorado sky. It was a nicer day than it looked in the other photos. Shorts and sunscreen weather.
Another beautiful day in the neighborhood.