Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dome Rock SWA 7/28/16

First time hiking here - we went about 2/3 down Dome Rock trail and back - nice hike but uphill is on the way back - not so hard, though.  Four Mile Creek is pretty high and to keep going further than we did you eventually have to cross it (i.e. go through it), which can be fun, but if you have lots of hiking left to do you may not want to with wet feet, possibly.  Saw a nice beaver lodge and dam along the way. We plan to go back in fall sometime!

American Dipper!

Wild Strawberry

Happy accident.

Yummy Wild Raspberries

Lincoln Sparrow

Mariposa Lily

Goose tracks in the mud flat

Looking back to Pikes Peak

Jack Rabbit Lodge ruins - built by John Husted, supposedly visited by Teddy Roosevelt - burned down in 40's.

We kept going.

Dome Rock

Little fishies in the brook

mining? cave

Crossing Four-Mile Creek (fun!)

Back home - Mississippi Kite baby getting big!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Manitou Lake 7/25/16


Juvenile Tree Swallow

Juvenile Bluebird

Williamson's Sapsucker

Spotted Sandpiper