Ladies Run - Pierson Park

by Karla Harmon    photos by Adam Mehlberg

On June 5th, 2004 eleven vehicles met at "The Barn Store" at Hwy 66 and HWY 287 at eight o’clock AM Saturday and we had twenty-one ladies and guys. Everyone was lining up and getting ready to go, when Greggette drove up with a beautiful long blonde ponytail and something EXTRA added to her chest!!! We were all so glad she was there!!!! She was “lookin’ good”! We had some ladies driving for the fist time that day, Judy Turner and Marilyn Maher, Good Job Ladies! Heading to Pierson Park, we took HWY 7 to Meeker Park and turned east onto Cnty Road 82 and took a right onto Cnty Road 82 East.

A few miles down we hit the trailhead for Pierson Park. The weather was great, everything looked so green and the wildflowers were magnificent. The trail travels back behind the Twin Sister’s Peaks. At---the---Pierson Park---of the Pierson Park Trail Becky, (Karla’s friend who was four wheelin for the first time) noticed two naked jaybirds on the right. We both warned Darrel and Judy of the scenery. Darrel said he had never seen anything like it in all of his years of jeepin. Like a flash they hopped on their bicycles and rode off into the woods and they were gone. (Sorry, no pictures. I was too far back in the line. Like the Loch Ness monster and UFOs we only have eye witness accounts. Adam) The last couple miles of the trail runs down the side of the mountain which overlooks Estes Park and we ended up coming through Little Valley Subdivision and onto Fish Creek Road.

We finished the trail about 11:30 AM and were all ready for soup and salad at the Bald Pate Inn, which rests at the lower part of one of the Twin Sister’s Peaks. After lunch, the head waiter showed us into the Key Room where there are approximately 30,000 keys and spoke to us of the history of the Bald Pate Inn, which was built in 1917 and has been in business for 85 years. Then everyone parted ways. Thank you Ladies for such a Great Run!!!!!!!!

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