Last Saturday was another great day here in Colorado Springs. We took a 15 minute drive into the mountains and checked out the Cheyenne Mountain State Park. We first stopped by the visitor's center, purchased some maps and went into the cashier to pay for a pass. Mitch was floored to know of the annual pass price which was a whopping $70 and a day's pass is $7. The day's pass doesn't seem that big but he kept on comparing it with how in Cali it's only $5 for a day's pass and an annual pass is not that steep. I guess in this situation, Cali has the better price.
Anyways, this specific state park has a ton of trails and being that this was our first time here, we decided to do a shorter trail with a 1.3 mile hike. Here's some photos of our walk....
On Friday it was cloudy with some snow falling and so it was not a surprise that the clouds were hanging low in this photo. The only thing that surprised be about this was that this was taken in mid day which I'd assume, the clouds have burnt off, but I guess that's another "only in Colorado" type of things.
I got to place my camera on a big boulder and adjusted it for a self timer shot.
This was the view of the valley below us. Fort Carson is actually just on the other side of the hill on the far right side of the picture.
I love how this brown dried leaves lends great color against all the bare foliage in the trail.
Maddie and I resting a bit on top of a big rock.
Maddie and I were walking together most of the time and here's our "in their shoes" photo of the day. :)
After walking for some time, the kids, especially Maddie was getting warmer and thus here's how she ended up wearing her jacket.
We were surprised to see some humongous bird's nest. We could just imagine the size of the birds that live in these kinds of nests.
So that's it. Happy Monday everyone and hope we all have a great week.
Till next time,