Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Hiking in the High Country

 I love a good hike!! Our parks and trails are starting to open, and we are starting to venture out!  it is a whole new system - reservations are required for the places I like to go. Which , to be honest, was pretty cool.... except I had to plan ahead to where I wanted to go.

But! it kept the traffic low, and less people in the parking lots!

So are you ready?  This was a fun hike - three of us headed up the mountain - and left the others to work... poor souls 😀

A family selfie. The rule is - masks can be off when you are in your group, but if you encounter other hikers - masks on... so I made all of us Gaiters to wear - I think we looked cool
( well as cool as you can look with your face covered 
and your trying not to steam your sunglasses haha)

Climbing to the top!!
The views were amazing - and you can tell - we finally hit a cool temperature.
I hadn't planned on carrying a sweatshirt - but my men know me well.

I bought them a milkshake to thank them

Not quite a 14'er - but it worked for me!

Not a bad view right?

I mean - I could enjoy that every  morning!

This little Butterfly followed us along the trail for a long time.
he ( or she) finally stopped long enough for me to get a photo

I just love the flowers and the rocks
and heck fire!
Look how high we are!!

My dad used to take us hiking, hunting and fishing.
He always told us - first one to see wildlife gets an ice cream
Needless to say I am a bit competitive when it comes to spotting wildlife
and now that I have a camera

I want to prove it!!

last photo 

We thought this was so cool - how the clouds hung down by the mountain.

Proves my head is in the clouds??


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Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

where is the trail at - it is so beautiful - I have hiked some in Colorado (where I think you are?) love those views and miss them so much

Kyle said...

What a beautiful day for you and your family.

Vicki W said...

What beautiful views!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Gorgeous photos - thanks for sharing these!

Judy in Michigan said...

Beautiful photos and Colorado is such a gorgeous state. Were you in the tundra? I remember when we were in Estes Park going over the Continental Divide, we were told not to walk on the tundra. Maybe it was Rocky Mt National Park. Great trip!!! back in 1976 - my centennial trip!! I must be older than those mountains. LOL

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your photos are breathtaking, Alycia!!

julieQ said...

How very pretty! Makes me terribly homesick for my home in Colorado...I was born in Delta, on the Western slope. Those vistas call to me, and I always cheer when I see those mountains!! So glad you shared them with us!

Sherrill said...

DANG! 12K..what elev do you live at? We were at 7500 in Pagosa if memory serves (which often it doesn't-LOL). You guys really got your exercise and such great views!

Carlie Nichols said...

Absolutely stunning pictures! You're another Ansel Adams!!! Thanks for brightening my day.

diana569 said...

Beautiful pictures Alycia, thanks for sharing them!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

So beautiful. Looks like a great time.

Karol said...

WOW! Beautiful!! 14000' Double WOW.

Delighted Hands said...

Stunning photos! I really liked seeing the mountain range and the antelope? on the snow on the side of the mt! Good for you!

Kate said...

Looks like a great hike. Beautiful photos!