My daughter and I went up to the Rocky Mountain National Forest to do some hiking. We packed water and some snacks and off we went. Sometimes I think I overestimate my abilities because I had no fears and it truly didn't dawn on me that I would be hiking in a Mountain as in (a) the air is thinner in the higher elevations, (b) at some time I would be hiking UP the mountain. Hiking up the mountain was a LOT harder than I anticipated! We started out going down 3.6 miles and then stopped for some snacks. Then it was time to hike back UP 3.6 miles. I had to stop several times just to get my breath. But I made it and I'm really happy that we did it together. The scenery was too beautiful for words and even the pictures I snapped on my IPhone can't convey how breathtaking the scenery was.
|We stopped at the Red Rocks|
|A pic of the snow covered mountain|
|Part of our hike|
|My daughter taking pictures near a little lake|
|A herd of Elk |
I asked for more beauty in my life and got a boatload this past weekend. The chance encounter with the herd of the beautiful Elk was the tip of the iceberg!
It will be a while before I'll be able to top this one!