Saturday, November 5, 2016

Devil's Backbone

Another beautiful day in Colorado!  I keep wandering when is this weather going to change.  A year ago at this time, we had already had our first snow.

I will continue to enjoy the dry humidity, warm sun and the nice temperatures.

There are so many hiking trails that are only miles away from my home.  Kenny and I ventured out today to enjoy one of those trails.

Everyone was out on the trails today.  There were runners, families, people with their dogs and bicyclists that were enjoying the autumn weather.

We hiked a 3 mile trail in the Devil's Backbone Open Space.  The geological features are very unique. The "Devil's Backbone" is an eroded formation that looks like a backbone.  We took a trail to the "keyhole", which is a hole that has eroded through the backbone formation. The view was spectacular in that you could see the valleys and mountain ranges to the west.  We were able to look out and see the Front Range of the following mountains:  Long's Peak, which is a t 14,251'; Mt. Meeker, 13,811' and Mt. Lady Washington at 13,281'.

This was a great way to enjoy a Saturday!