My favorite run in all of Colorado and a ritual during peak wildflower season. Add to that an awesome group of friends and there’s simply no better way to spend a Rocky Mountain Saturday!
Friday night carpool out to camp under the stars on Independence Pass and we hit the Apsen trails bright and early at 6:30 the next morning.
I studied my new wildflower book (thanks Ben & Kristen for the thoughtful gift!) and felt like a kid on a scavenger hunt running around hunting for flowers and floating through meadows of scarlet paintbrushes, marsh marigolds, purple fringe, deep blue gentians, bistort, old man of the mountain, alpine avens, king’s crown, and dozens of different kinds of alpine sunflowers.