February 15, 2020
The Green Mountain West Trail located in Boulder, Colorado is a 3.7 mile Out & Back that’s perfect for a leisurely walk or run. The optimal months for this trail are between April to October.
– OVERALL RATING –
Difficulty level: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 702 ft
Temperature: 29 degrees
Summary: Hike this guy if you’re looking for some great views of Downtown Boulder, but you don’t want to commit to a 3+ hour long hike.
I hiked this trail back in February 2020 the day after Valentines Day. This trail is dog friendly, but Mac and I boarded Riley because we stayed the night in Denver on Pearl St. If you’re hiking this trail while it’s snowing or after its snowed, bring spikes. I wore my spikes and I’m very happy I brought them because there was a decent mix of ice and snow. Spikes will help you get more traction, which will decrease the chances of you falling. I didn’t fall on this hike, but I fell 3+ times in Apex Park – a hike we did a month earlier so come prepared!
WARNING – We’re stepping away from beer this week and trying a mead. Mead is an alcoholic beverage that’s made by fermenting mainly honey and water.
Mead: A flight of 6 different meads from a variety of meaderies around Colorado plus a few additional states like Michigan.
Location: Savannah Bee Co
Mead’s alcoholic content is typically between 5-20% and the flavor profiles ranges from sweet to dry. You may find some meads that are very thick so you get more of that honey-feel or others can be light and crisp, tasting more like a traditional white wine.