Mountain Time & Maxwell Falls

IMG_9720The other weekend some friends, the pup and I decided to go for a hike to Maxwell Falls near Evergreen.  It was on the hotter end of a beautiful day but the trees provided some shade and as the trail followed the creek, the temperature was a bit cooler.IMG_9753

This was my first time on this hike and although there are plenty of smaller water tumble spots, the true beauty was at the main falls. We started at the lower trailhead and made sure to include the Cliff Loop.IMG_9737

Next time, I’m definitely taking my shoes and socks off to dip my feet in the water.

What adventures have you been on lately?

Weekend Hike

The weather this past weekend was gorgeous for mid-January and so I made sure to take Miss Lisa and my camera out to enjoy it.IMG_2635

We took a little hike to Horsetooth Falls – evidently a must if you’re going to live in this area (and I am).  It was a short little thing but the heavy amounts of slush and mud made it a little slower going, plenty of slipping, sliding and ninja-esque acrobatics to keep myself and the camera out of the mud.IMG_2686

This time of year, the falls were little more than a trickle but it was still a pretty thing to see and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.IMG_2718

I highly recommend that you guys all get as much outside-time as you can whenever you can, the constant cold and grey of winter can wear on you and I’ve been feeling the affects of it for a little while. The days are getting longer and eventually warm weather will be here more consistently, but until then, I’ll take whatever I can get!IMG_2614

Have you been on any fun adventures lately?

A Weekend in the Mountains

IMG_0903The Mountains are my favorite place to be.  It doesn’t matter what part of the world the Mountains are found, or what name they go by, I just love Mountains.IMG_0883

This past weekend, the long Labor Day weekend here in the US, I was able to load up the family (the dogs and Jake and I) into the car and we headed north (some of us enjoy car trips more than others).IMG_0740

We were able to do all the things I love about mountains, hiking, pictures, history, water, foliage, clouds and few other people.IMG_0967

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Did I mention that we hiked? Because, well, we did. And we liked it.IMG_0899

Even if the doggies were exhausted afterwards.IMG_0982

And, of course, we indulged in the local beverages (original picture from Instagram).

What did you do this past weekend?

A Long Hike

Saturday, while I was vising Albuquerque, I went on a hike to see the crash site of a TWA plane that was on it’s way to Santa Fe but only ten minutes after take-off crashed into the foothills of Sandia in 1955.

overgrown: the wreckage is now part of the canyon

It was a good ten mile hike, a beautiful day and an awesome way to spend time with one of my favorite people.

crumpled metal and a few pieces of discernible plane parts

The area around the wreckage was lush, surprising for New Mexico, much cooler than the base of the hike and hummingbirds seemed to favorite the area.  The humbling aspect of the deaths of 13 passengers and 3 crew members made the destination bittersweet, the hike was well worth the effort.

surprisingly loud for their size

Knitting progress to share tomorrow!