Check the weather. Take your hiking pack. Water. Treats, leash, bowel and waste bags for the dog. Look at the app and/or map to plan an unknown journey. Boots. Walking Stick. Camera/Phone. We are prepared for an early morning 4 mile hike in town on a new trail in Palmer Park. Or so I thought. Within 10 minutes of climbing on the north side … Continue reading Unexpected Change
Gold. Flecks of light. Valuable. Fleeting. Reflection of value. Mining minerals in the mountains of Colorado occurred throughout the 1800’s. The miners brought their heritages with them and named the town Como, after Lake Como in Italy. But there is only a small lake. “Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.” Exodus 30:15 NIV I have … Continue reading Gold in Mountains
Along the Taylor River Valley near Almont are multiple hikes, IF you can find the trailheads. Each of the campgrounds has a hike and a parking area. The hike we choose was Doctor’s Meadow or Park. This is a popular mountain bike trail so be careful and pay attention to bikes on corners. We began the climb at … Continue reading Turn Around
“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” Psalms 42:7 NIV At the Judd Falls sign, the roar of August snowmelt reached our ears. It was an unusual winter in 2019 with lingering snowmelt. The first view of the Falls was breathtaking and reminded me of … Continue reading Water Judd Falls
“Your father’s blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than the bounty of the age-old hills.” Genesis 49:26 NIV Crested Butte, Colorado sits in a valley of magnificent mountains. We drove north through Mt. Crested Butte until the road turned to dirt in search of “one of the most beautiful valleys in Colorado.” We … Continue reading GOTHIC MOUNTAINS
“Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers. But you will be called the priests of the Lord; you will be spoken of as ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.” Isaiah 51:5-6 NASB We met the Tour Director – Irene – with … Continue reading Tour Grouping
Job 38: 25-27 “Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm, to water a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert, to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?” (NIV) Hiking friends meet new friends hiking. Two ladies who had never met talked for two … Continue reading Lost and Tired on New Path
Luke 9:28 “Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.” (NAS) Hiking with a Mountain Club is sharing your favorite hobby with people who have the same hobby and then never seeing them again. The leaders of the groups have some basic … Continue reading Friends Club
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