Most of you know I'm an avid Badger Mountain climber. I have hiked all of the access trails but prefer the backside because it's the least developed. I usually walk up the rocky road trail that the access trucks use -- and take my dogs! Then I run down the back side of the mountain.

The most beautiful views can be seen from on top of the mountain.

I hear they are now looking to add access trails to Candy Mountain! And to preserve its natural beauty.

My only hope is that they allow us still to ride our horses up there and let our dogs off leash!

Friends of Badger Mountain have done such an awesome job of making the accessible trails, friendly and well kept. It's a great organization!

They've even put a cool water fountain at the base of the trail I use. And a Porta Potty!