I had occasion to spend most of the day in Boulder today, while I waited for some recall work on our car to complete. I decided to walk Mapleton Ave. from 29th west to the Mt. Sanitas trailhead, and then hiked the Mt. Sanitas trail loop. Then daughter Tiffany was nice enough to bring me a pizza lunch, and dropped me off at the 29th St. mall. I then walked from there east on Arapahoe to about 60th St.
Boulder was hit fairly bad by the flooding a little over a month ago, but the areas I walked were recovering well, and I didn’t see a lot of damage. There were half a dozen places on Mapleton that had what appeared to be sump pumps draining a bit of water from basements. And the Mt. Sanitas valley trail was shut down due to a wash-out from the water, so I had to take the slightly longer Dakota Ridge trail on the final part of the loop.
The following pictures are pretty much in the order I took them throughout the day.
Clean Energy license plate
nice looking chair… for the taking
owner came out to talk… said these were pelicans.. art from Mozambique
Flatirons in the distance
HELL (world?) sign
art from one side
art from the other side
Children at play
election time in Boulder
up a level or two
very steep back yard
this old house
no sign of Ajax today (a dog, I presume?)
another interesting house
unrotated photo to ease reading # 1
unrotated photo to ease reading # 2
sky profile close-up
how do I get in?
Catholic church statue
church door # 1
church door # 2
church door # 3
Catholic church inscription
First Church of Christ Scientist
gets pretty steep uphill from here
across from the Grill
street bench by the Grill
sandbags to keep the water out?
another laughing hyena?
Historic Mapleton School
Mapleton School 1888
In front of Mapleton School
heading toward Mt. Sanitas
Portal of the Day
Because I could not stop for Death… he kindly stopped for me…
Funny license plate
leaves changing color
row of apartments
Seventh Day Adventist
Boulder Community Hospital
I assume this is because of road repair in Sunshine Canyon due to flooding
Thank you sign
Map of Mt. Sanitas trails
Creek at the trailhead
Starting to the left; hopefully coming back from the right
Mt. Sanitas history
white chalk marks on climbing wall
looking down at Sunshine Canyon road
Boulder to the east
looking down at the return trail
Haystack Mountain and Longmont off in the far hazy distance
Williams Village towers (C.U. dorms), and highway 36 leading off to Denver
power line over Mt. Sanitas
wires going eastward
mini-flatirons along the trail
hikers ahead of me… almost to the top
view from the top, looking east
marker at the top
looks like this may have had a USGS plate at one time
which way to go?
on the way down now (which is sometimes harder than going up, because of slipping)
large uprooted tree lying beside the trail
rocks with pits
futuristic-looking house on the way down
gully wash-out along the trail
Sanitas Valley trail closed because of flood wash-out
looking back up at where I’ve been
lost stocking cap
Now I’m back down to the trailhead, and my daughter Tiffany was kind enough to give me lunch and a ride. The rest of the photos are walking back east from the 29th St. Mall on Arapahoe.
Flatirons from 29th
I believe that rock formation is Devil’s Thumb (from 29th St. Mall)
Coincidentally, Scott Carpenter passed away just 5 days ago. He was born and raised in Boulder, and was one of the original seven NASA astronauts. The two following pictures are from Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder.
Scott Carpenter wiki
Scott Carpenter Park
Scott Carpenter Park sculpture
BOULDER DINNER THEATRE/ SPAMALOT
Boulder Dinner Theatre has put on consistently high quality shows for as long as I’ve been in Colorado. Jennifer & I saw Spamalot in Las Vegas about 4 years ago, and enjoyed it immensely (with John O’Hurley (Mr. Peterman on Seinfeld) as King Arthur). We are definitely planning on seeing it at BDT. Since I enjoy the Andrews Sisters music, I assume we will try to make it for ‘Sisters of Swing’ as well.
Boulder Dinner Theatre home page
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life youtube
Boulder Dinner Theatre
What else is happening along east Arapahoe???
Flood assistance # 1
Flood assistance # 2
Flatirons Golf Course
My first car was a red ’66 mustang
South Boulder Creek
South Boulder Creek