Sunday was a lazy-ass run/walk at Chatfield Reservoir. I was not feeling that motivated to thrash myself and honestly, the weather and surroundings were so pretty I just wanted to take frequent walk breaks to soak it all in. I was in awe.
I saw this beast of a spider right next to where I parked as I'm getting ready to put my trail shoes on. Heh. It appears to be one of these. Definitely the largest specimen I've seen outside of a glass case.
Colorado may not have native sugar maples, but cottonwoods will do in a pinch.
Poison ivy showing its fall colors; at least now I can spot it easily:
Distance was 13.74 miles, time 3:32 (moving 2:33), elevation gain/loss 282 feet, avg. pace 15:28 (moving 11:09), and best pace 7:00.