Boulder – Bald Mountain Scenic Area (Baby Yuzu’s Second Hike)

Bald Mountain Scenic Area provides an easy 1.1-mile long trail with excellent views that is a great option for a casual hike or a hike with young children. It is definitely worth the trip out there to see the beautiful views. Although it was a bit far for us to drive and hike it with Yuzu, it all depends on your baby’s constitution and how they handle trips and hiking.

Baby Yuzu’s First Hike – Little Thompson Overlook Trail at Rabbit Mountain

Ever since Yuzu was born, we’ve been wanting to take her on a hike. We finally took her for her first hike at Rabbit Mountain Open Space outside of Longmont. Overall it went smoothly, with a few hiccups along the way. We definitely need to practice hiking together with baby and see what works best for all of us.

How to Get the Most out of a Hike Postpartum

After giving birth, I only have time to go hiking once a week, so it’s important to me that I get the most out of those hikes. It took a bit of experimentation and experience to learn how to enjoy the short exercising time that I have to its fullest, but I’ve come up with several general principles that I follow to do so. Perhaps they can help others who are navigating their postpartum periods as well.

Boulder – Grindstone Quarry Trail at Heil Valley Ranch

Grindstone Quarry Trail, an easy 2.8-mile trail, was one of my favorite hikes at Heil Valley Ranch until it was burned in October by the Calwood Fire. Looking back at these pictures breaks my heart a little, thinking that when this trail opens up, it will look very different. However, I look forward to the day when I can hike this and other trails at Heil Valley Ranch when they open up again, and when the vegetation grows back over the years. 

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