betterhigh wrote:I "workout" on Green and Bear - go up from Chautaqua Park in Boulder, up saddle rock trail, greenman trail to top of Green and then up west Ridge trail to Bear (which is open). 2 peaks in 1 hike and great views east and west - traction advised due to snow/ ice which is ever present in some areas. Then down Fern canyon back to chautaqua. Good 11 mile loop and 4200' in 4-6 hours depending on speed. Rosalie is a good steady hike, the Pegamitite rocks are also a great stopping point. treeline can catch a lot of snow so do expect a workout for a hundred vertical feet or so. Going just to Pegamatite saves 1000'+ of vertical with still great city views and may better qualify for 1/2 day then full Rosalie. Have a great hike!
Hehe, I'm guessing Peter has done Green and Bear hundreds of times each.