By Sue Deans
The former editor of the Camera blogs about exploring Boulder on foot.
September 29, 2011
Last week I mentioned that on a future walk I planned to take the Wonderland Creek Greenway Trail east from Folsom Street, and from there to the Four Mile Creek Trail that makes a big circle around the Pleasantview soccer fields near 47th Street.
I tried to do that this morning but was not successful, even with the Map My Run app. I got to the stone marker for Wonderland Creek Greenway at Folsom and Norwood and headed along the creek toward 28th Street. I thought there would be a clear intersection with the other trail, or at least a directional sign, but I couldn’t find it.
Looking at the map online, I realize now that I needed to cross 28th Street at Palo Park to find the connection. I will try it again soon.
I ended up on a path behind the Sunrise Assisted Living Center that went past the Elks Club. A pack of bicyclists were either training or having some kind of race going in circles around a track.
So I walked back southward along 28th Street to Iris, then took Elmer’s Two Mile Creek trail back to Valmont and home. This is the park along Elmer’s near Iris. It also has some beautiful weeping willows on the creek banks, one of my favorite trees.
Even though I didn’t find what I was looking for, it was still a good walk, 5.3 miles on a beautiful morning, and I found some gorgeous fall flowers you can see below.