Hike Season Ends 11 August 2020

View from the “Treehouse”

From the first hike on May 27th, to the last on August 5th, they’ve all been a glorious adventure in the woods on the mountains of Colorado. Starting with an old favorite, Mule Deer Trail, we saw moose and came back again so we could enjoy our PBJs in what I like to call the Treehouse.

Alpine lakes are a favorite hike destination, we hit at least nine different lakes at various altitudes and all absolutely gorgeous. We hiked to several spots we’d never been before, familiar spots we love, and tackled one of our over 13,000 foot peaks, James. I hiked the Bear Creek Trail eight different times and loved each and every one. On that hike, I watched twin fawns grow out of their spots and into a little mischief as they gained the confidence to stray from their mama’s side.

Like riding my horse, and pre-dawn runs, hiking fills a place in my soul and spirit, helping me sort through rough spots and reminding me that life is filled with tiny blessings that I only need to look around to notice. 213.4 miles later, I look forward to the next hiking season.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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