A morning of bold March sunshine, bluebird skies, and mild temperatures coaxes me outdoors in search of new places to wander. Loveland for me remains rather unexplored, so I choose to visit a park on the western outskirts of town: Devil’s Backbone Open Space. My energy is low (it seems I failed to eat enough for breakfast) so before my hike I stop in for a top-up meal at The Village Inn. I order up a plateful of scrambled eggs, pancakes (a rare indulgence), and sausage links. Perfect fuel for a hike that (if I chose to venture the entire length of the trail) stretches 12 miles long.
- Sprague Lake
- A few months ago, I was browsing a vacation rental website and discovered a cozy looking property in downtown Estes Park. On a whim, I clicked a few buttons, made a quick phone call and booked a ten-day holiday in the Rockies.
- Middlefork Savanna
- There are suddenly hints of fall everywhere. The morning air is dewy and condenses in the early hours of the day, forming tiny droplets on windshields and rear view mirrors.
- The High Sixties
- It certainly hasn’t felt like February lately. We’ve had a generous stretch of mild weather and it feels more like spring than … what’s the word I’m looking for? Winter! Yes, that’s it.