rewind to boulder. we met up with our buddy mike and our babe rachel, who showed us around boulder and welcomed us to hike, followed by a delicious dinner over at mike's humble abode. master chef mike cooked it all up himself while we tried his homemade coffee beer. you could probably float not one but two bottlecaps on that head. we left late from boulder that night to return back to denver in prep for our depart for breckenridge.