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Approaching Sky Pond

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Colorado
Approaching Sky Pond

After two weeks of work-related turmoil, I find myself in desperate need of a break. I take the day off and venture up to the Glacier Gorge area for a day of hiking. It being late June, I expect the trail to be snow covered at higher elevations. I plan only to hike to The Loch, so I leave my microspikes at home.

A short video clip I took while watching the fog drift through Loch Vale.
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Assortment

Lichen Loop
Lichen Loop
Today I made a quick exploratory visit to Heil Valley Ranch. This was my first visit to this park and I was pleased to find that it is yet another nearby area that offers plenty of beautiful landscape, interesting geology, and many miles of trails.
Pleasant Valley Conservation Area
Pleasant Valley Conservation Area
International Crane Foundation
International Crane Foundation