First Hike of the Year

Today, I dusted off my hiking boots and pack for the first hike of the year.  I was joined by returning guests

Alyce, Hilary & Marianne look down at the ranch from the top of Home Mountain
Alyce, Hilary & Marianne look down at the ranch from the top of Home Mountain

Paul, Marianne, Alyce and Hilary.  We decided to start off ‘slow & easy’ and climb Home Mountain.  (For those of you not familiar with our hiking program, Home Mountain is anything but.) I can only imagine what we will be doing by the end of the week.

Rumor has it that the Slyvonia Trail head is open, but that Gold and Gilpin Lakes are still unreachable due to high, fast creek crossings.  Hahn’s Peek, North Fork, Coulten Creek, Hinman Lake & overlook, Diamond Park, Prospect West and the Mad Creek/Red Dirt loop are all on our list of hikes to accomplish this week.

We have received a lot of rain over the last couple of weeks and the valley is an amazing array of greens!  The wildflowers are blooming and very vibrant this year; it should be a great year for flowers, if the moisture continues.  Give me a call for the lastest trail updates.

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