Sunday, February 19, 2017
First Hike of 2017
The weather has been unseasonably warm of late, so yesterday I chanced a February hike on the Apex trails near Golden.
The day was mild and the trails were mostly dry. However, in one shady valley there was one stretch of rocks covered with black ice. I baby-stepped my way through this treacherous stretch.
The woods were a haven of peace.
Three new bridges were added last year, after heavy rains washed out portions of the trail. The bridges were built to last. They can easily support the weight of a truck or two dozen portly hikers.