A visit to the Great Sand Dunes is not complete without a hike to the top – Star Dune – the highest in the Park and affording a commanding view all around. The hike is tough (if you have ever … Continue reading
The wind shapes the sand and creates waves…somehow life finds a way, even in the midst of this harsh environment. Throughout the dunes were small tracks – look closely at the images and you can see evidence of animals wandering … Continue reading
Subtle waves of sand give texture to the dunes when you view them up close. From afar they appear to stay the same, from up close they are always changing and shifting in detail.
Sometimes what is encountered on the tundra seems somewhat out of place, like this lone boulder just sitting by itself, apparently enjoying the view! How did it get there? How long has it been in that place? Why aren’t there … Continue reading
On a beautiful afternoon hike along the Herman Lake Trail the most wonderful wildflowers are in bloom in late July. I’m sure the scene repeats itself 1000x over in every valley throughout our amazing backcountry here in Colorado. There were … Continue reading
Another beautiful day, perfect weather, fantastic views from a great vantage point high on Mt. Evans near Denver. This high mountain park is home to a fourteen thousand foot peak, views to downtown, the Continental Divide to the west, and … Continue reading