Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Castle Rock

One day in early May, Sam and I went for a walk in Castle Rock, only 15 minutes from home. Here, rocky buttes rise out of the flatland like fortresses, this one so imposing that the town was named after it. The star on top is lit for Christmas.

The lower trail goes through a grove of scrub oak, not much taller than me~ a miniature forest! The tiny oak leaves were just budding, but early summer bloomed in sunny patches.

Long-plumed Avens

Chiming Bells

and Locoweed

Up and up we climbed, almost as high as a circling raven,

high above the town.

southwest to Pikes Peak

north to Longs Peak, high prairie meets the mountains

We didn't climb to the tip-top of the rock, but the trail circles around the base.

King of the Hill

Thank you for walking with us! Happy adventuring~


Sherry Blue Sky said...

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manikchand said...

Hey! If you see my blog, you may understand how I could almost think myself there, among the cliffs and panting!

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Joel Lipset said...

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Tony Fowler said...

It is good to see the Colorado I grew up in. I very much remember the wildflowers etc. I will be back.

Jorge Alonso said...

..some interesting kind of flowers!