Headed out Saturday with our buddies in from chicago, the family we own our boat with. We took lyft over to chautauqua as the parking is usually pretty tough. We headed out with another family up the main trail which quickly became very muddy. Eventually we all split off, one family with little kids turning back, family with big kids forging on up royal arch trail, and ev and I doing the middle trail less grueling, flatirons between 2 and 3. We had a great time, ev hiked a bunch and loved climbing the through, up, and over a long rocky scree field. She had a blast and so did I. We took lots of short timeouts to look up close at bugs, leaves, rocks, branches and whatever else caught her interest. Super fun daddy daughter hike. We headed to the playground to wait for our friends. Then to the amazing chautauqua dining hall, always a special experience. We ended up just sitting in the comfy chairs by the fireplace, ordered some apps, hot chocolate, and enjoyed the vine. Then got a big lyft car and all piled in and rolled home.
Chautaqua hiking, flatirons trail between 2 and 3