Dispatch Boulder - Bluestem Trail with Friends

Saturday brought another new hike for me, Bluestem.  And this time, I had the company of five great friends and two wonderful pups.  

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Here's Nancy, Julie, Alice, Maggie and Barker.  

It was a cold and gray day, but we were fearless - and bundled up warm!  Not sure how far we hiked.  Maybe three miles.  The scenery is always amazing, but the company and conversation made the hike all the more special. 

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You will notice in this picture, that our bodies are heating up from the physical exercise, so we are all shedding our jackets.  Layers people, layers!

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Four beautiful ladies and Barker.  I think the odds were in his favor.

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Another group shot this time with a little dog butt included.

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And speaking of butt, yes this is a picture of mine.  Complete with sticker burrs.  Big ones!  Ouchie ones.  This is what I got for my efforts to get a good group shot of my friends.  Unsuspecting as I was when I squatted down in the brush.  This only shows two, but I promise there were more before I started pulling them out.  And they may not look like much, however, I can assure you, they were most uncomfortable.  Thanks Julie and Alice for picking burrs off my butt.  You are true and caring friends. 

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Then it was time to head downhill and back to the trailhead and parking area.  

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Time spent in nature, hiking and with friends is always a good thing.  A soul satisfier.  A joy maker.

I can't wait for the next one.

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