Daily Archives: July 11th, 2010

The mountains are calling and I must go. ~ John Muir (1838 – 1914)

Our walk looked a bit different today.

Hiking

The dogs and I were out the door very early for a hike in Waldo Canyon.

Sign

The trail gained elevation quickly and soon we were high above the highway that brought us to the trailhead.

Highway 24

We were walking on the side of the mountain. Every so often we passed large rocks.

Looking up

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The dogs led the way.

On the trail

As we made our way into the canyon there was a wonderful view of the plains.

Looking at the plains

The farther we walked, the better the scenery.

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After a couple of hours on the trail we rounded a bend and there was Pikes Peak.

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak

I lingered to enjoy the scenery and to snap some pictures. The dogs came back for me.

Coming back for me.

It was a long hike (~ 7 miles) and we took some short breaks on the trail.

A short rest on the trail

We also made a longer stop in this clearing and had a snack. (Milk Bones for them, granola bars for me, cold water for all.)

Resting spot

Luka was happy to have a moment to rest in the shade.

Luka rests

It was a lovely day.

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