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South Fork Shanahan Ridge Trail to Mesa Trail to North Fork Shanahan Ridge Trail
Living in Boulder is all about the trails. Hiking is exercise, recreation, a way to socialize, explore, confront your fears, and take loads and loads of scenic photos. Living at the base of a mountain, I understand now Monet’s repetitive painting of haystacks; like the constantly changing light he attempted to capture with oil paint, I find myself using a camera to explore the ever shifting cloud formations and effects of the sun on an otherwise unchanging subject. A favorite muse is Bear Peak, regularly featured on my Instagram¬†feed. But getting into the mountains or on the mesa trails offer¬†even more subjects to explore via the lens — from wide-open vistas, to layers upon layers of mountains, pine-lined paths, and majestic boulders.

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