18 May 2013
After 4 days of driving I finally made it to Colorado. I haven't wasted anytime since I arrived but it's slowly catching up to me this weekend. On Thursday I bought a car, Friday I attained a CO license and returned the rental van, and Saturday I spent the day with friends in Denver. Finally on Sunday I had a chance to unwind and go for a hike.
My afternoon Sunday hike was around Skunk Canyon on the south side of Boulder. There is a great network of trails there and I ended up not going completely into the canyon and opted to hike up Kohler Mesa and then back down for a loop trail. The birding highlights were Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, and displaying Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. I loved the small winding trails and the vistas. It was a great way to enjoy my first hike in Colorado.
Work is going well but I do miss Green Cay. It's not the same kind of job and I certainly don't get to do any birding but next week will have me teaching for the first time and meeting more people so that should provide at least a change of pace. I know I left my dream job in Florida but I hope that my dream place will be Colorado.