Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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.
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~
at 4:13 PM