Thank you for the kind words and support for Delilah Eyela recently! When a duck’s head is down, it is signaling aggressive behavior to other waterfowl. She is adjusting to the shirt and it seems to assist in keeping her upright. Tomorrow, I plan to weigh it down a little so she has to work new muscles. I hope it works!
After taking care of my little friends, I got online to see if the Crags Trailhead was open as we are quite stir crazy! Everything was a go!
After An Epic Breakfast quite like a recent one I featured, we were on the road!
The Colorado Rockies are gorgeous this time of year and today was no exception!
In the picture above, the snow capped mountain is Pike’s Peak. The line in the mountain is a mile of steps called the Incline. Both are tough hikes that require a measure of fitness. I have climbed Pike’s Peak twice and the Incline on numerous occasions.
On our arrival to the Crags Trail, which is on the other side of Pike’s Peak, we found that the trail is open, but the road to get there was closed!
The Crew at Brothers Campfire were undettered and we pressed on anyway!
After about half a mile, we discovered that there was too much snow for our level of preparation. It is not always about climbing up or even staying warm. Sometimes the danger is walking back down. Due to a few inexperienced members in our group, we turned back. It just was not worth it.
On our way back down, we took a few photos of eachother, but most of my team is camera shy online.
You will see in the photo below that there is no snow. It is directly opposite to the picture above. That is the impact the sun has on the environment here.
It may be a contributing factor as to why they say I am a little half baked. I’m not sure what that means exactly.
With a change of plans, we hopped into the car and decided to check out a forested area that Herb Thiel, my father and my son had been to several years ago.
We had lunch there and my son led us nearly a quarter mile into the forest. He was nimble and sure footed, hard to keep up with. His sense of space and distance proved true and he showed us where they had carved their names several years prior.
As you can see, there is snow still in the shaded areas of the forest.
I am trying to instill good values in my children by leaving the forest better than I had found it and in some ways I fail.
Today, I fed the local wildlife. I will try to avoid it in the future!
We left this portion of forest and drove to a little town named Guffey.
30 years ago they refused to let my grandmother use the restroom because she was from Wisconsin. They were more than happy to take our money if I remember correctly.
It has been a while for both instances and I wanted to put my best foot forward.
Nope. Too creepy. We engaged in social distancing.
On our way home, we drove through ranch land and saw a bunch of cows,
A Llama farm,
And several deer! This one posed for me it would seem!
The adventure was not quite over! We topped the day off by consuming large quantities of ice cream!
Well, thanks for reading about our adventure! I hope you have a beautiful week!