Lunch with a View

fire towerWe swapped biking for hiking today – although I made the mistake of dressing for the mountains in December, instead of, say, Miami. There’s a bit of a Chinook going on at the moment which means it’s unseasonably warm, even for here. There’s something very odd about picking your way along a snowy path while feeling as if you’re about to broil to death.

We’d stopped at a deli on the way to pick up sandwiches as big as our heads, so having climbed far enough and high enough to put a dent in the resulting calories, all we had to do was find a suitable picnic spot – somewhere with a view. Like the fire tower at the top of the trail…

With uninterrupted views of, well, everywhere, basically.



I could get used to this. Actually, I may already have…

pine trees

snowy forest roads


6 Responses to Lunch with a View

  1. charles says:

    The last time I was in Colorado must have been in 1968 to 1969. Still looks beautiful, it is part of the great trip that i was meant to do at 50 but the recession got in the way. San Francisco, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and back to San Francisco. Hire large convertible and load with fishing rods, hiking gear, thirst for wine and the other half. Looks like 2020 before I can do it at the stately age of 60, assuming I live that long!

  2. disgruntled says:

    That was the year I was born…

  3. charles says:

    yes I am indeed quite ancient. I also used to be a cox, but only at school by the time I got to university I had to sit in the front with an oar. No such thing as bad language, to hear an expert use the profane as a work of art is always a pleasure, it is the part timers who give swearing a bad name….

  4. Jenny says:

    Absolutely gorgeous views. Hard to fathom the sheer immensity of that country. Thanks for a glimpse of snow, something I would love underfoot here in NZ, whilst enjoying the general warmth of our Christmas season.

  5. disgruntled says:

    I think snow underfoot and warm sunshine are a winning combination…

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