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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday, 03/26/11 Shanahan Hike

Allison and I took the girls and Sierra for a nice hike today, starting from what I have affectionately nicknamed the "F YOU!!" trailhead on Stony Hill Rd. (just South of the Bear Creek TH, in a very expensive neighborhood) that I learned about from one of the best Ultrarunners in the country who happens to hold the RRR record, Miwok record and zillions of other CRs/wins who shall remain nameless ;).

The offbeat trail leads to the Shanahan Trail just below Mesa, where we then continued to the Slab, down Fern, right on Mesa, straight up the "road" past the right turn to continue on Mesa and then on a lesser travelled trail back to the trail that leads back down to the F YOU trailhead.  The girls had a great time and enjoyed taking in the sights and sounds.  It was a beautiful day to get out, but I was secretly wishing I could go tearing up Bear Peak at full effort.  Eventually.

Signage at the "F YOU!!" trailhead.  I don't really see this as legit, as you are immediately in open space as indicated by the signs 10 feet to the right of this sign.  I interpret the sign as "Go away from our fancy neighborhood, we don't want you riff raff here in our back yard as we are soooo snooty and rich, that we live in Boulder AND have our own trailhead that we just can't bear to share".  Lame.  I would be interested to know more about this if anybody knows for sure.  Either way, I am not too worried about it.

Allison, Amelie and Sierra

I get Isabelle