Our hike last week took us back into JeffCo open space as we ventured down the Castle Trail, along the Meadow Trail and back on the Tower Trail. After two pretty intense hiking weeks, this was a break onto a less difficult trail with lots of views! We’ll be conquering Chasm Lake later this week.
This set of trails wanders through the land that was “settled” by John Brisbane Walker. He had thousands of acres near Morrison, Colorado that are now preserved in open space. He built a huge mansion for his family, but when his wife died and then lightning struck and burned down the home, they moved on. The sign by the ruins of the home state that not only did Mr. Walker conserve land, he also introduced irrigated alfalfa as a crop and at one time owned Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Alex and Trevor joined our hike this day, as well as Sampson the happy lab. It was a great day to be out and about in the woods and the bonus was that we had ourselves some ice-cream at McGills World of Ice Cream in Lakewood. If you haven’t been there, you should go right now.