Today I led a big crowd up to Mallory Cave from NCAR in Boulder.
It’s not a particularly difficult hike, but at the top to get to the cave you need to scramble up a rock face that has only a few hand and foot holds.
Once you come through a small gap in the boulders,
you climb just a few more feet up to the cave. The cave itself is home to Townsend’s big-eared bat, but because of an outbreak of a fungal infection in the bat population, it was gated off by Boulder in 2011.
It’s a shallow cave, and I didn’t see any bats or robins.
Turn around that this point and you have beautiful views of NCAR and Boulder beyond.
Thanks to the whole Hiking with Geeks crowd!