fresh mountain air in Boulder, Colorado, pt 3
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Tuesday was THE DAY to climb up the mountains and visit Boulder. We took the bus to the AVIS rental car, got maps and headed up north. AVIS was suppose to give us an economy car but but we got a white Honda Coupe instead - a much faster car & got the low rate as well.
Our ears were popping during the ride. The landscape is still filled with snow and green trees. Which reminded me of Vermont during the winter. Kyrstal decided that we should visit Nederland town first (http://www.town.nederland.co.us/index.php/?i=Recreation), which is a hippie mountain town - think of Woodstock, NY but smaller.
Did you know that Nederland is filled of Elks? Yes, we even bumped into one on the side of the road.
Nederland's Visitors Center is also a small wooden cottage too. The great thing was their bathroom was clean & filled with toilet paper. Yes, it is true, the bathrooms in NYC sucks! The best thing is NYC do have toilet paper galore. Next to Visitors Center is a trail to Barker Reservoir which had a frozen lake. But our shoes were not prepared for the mud, slush, and puddles we entourered. We basically walked half-way and took our photos with the frozen lake on the background.
The guide told us that horse back riding season didn't start yet in Nederland. We have to go to Estes Park (http://www.
We found the Sombrero Ranch at Estes and YES, Krystal's wish of nature riding is going to happen. It was $35 bucks for 1 hour with the trails for the private Sombrero Ranch overlooking the rocky mountains.