South Arapahoe Peak is an iconic mountain in these parts. It's arguably the most easy to access major peak near Nederland, and offers a little bit of everything. The trail up is technically benign but stellar on views, while the final push offers a fun scramble to the 13,397 foot tall summit. It's one of my favorite "standard" outdoor activities in the area and it was our first summit of the summer.
Wildflower season is starting a little early this year. These are my first "Forget-Me-Nots" of the year. They're tiny flowers – no bigger than the size of half a pinky fingernail – that hug the tundra. They're vibrancy and ability to live up here makes them my favorite flower.