A little Gem

Near Four Mile Creek west of Divide is a ‘little’ mountain with a one track path up to a look out. It is a nature trail and that is usually easy. I decided to try to climb even with my heart issues. It took me an hour to climb a mile and half, but I did it. I did it!

Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day. Psalms 25:4-5 NASB

The twisted Pine treewas very unusually and looked like a corkscrew had been twisted around it as it grew. I have hiked these mountains often and the only thing close to that are the Bristlecone Pines. It was about half-way up the mountain and worth the effort. Humility in the courageous perseverance of that tree, born from a cone and twisted in the storms of the last millennium.

The view to the south from the Overlook was outstanding. And a great place to ride horses.

The view was outstanding to the mountains that hide the back side of Pikes Peak. Luckily for me, I had taken my inhaler and medicine. I also carry a bottle of Oxygen in case I need it now. A different way of hiking, but still in the beloved Rockies.

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