Sunday, May 24, 2009

Springtime in the Rockies

Today we did a half day hike starting at the South Boulder Creek trailhead to the Blue Stem and then up and over the South Mesa. It had rained a lot last night so the colors were bright and fresh this morning. It was blue sky and sunny until we got up high and into the clouds. Sage and Summit are crashed out at my feet - two very tired Border Collies.

The beginning

Summit waiting for me to catch up

Wild Iris
Summit cooling off in a creek

Taking a break from climbing

Pretty Sage in the clouds

A lone cow

Purple wildflower

Drinking rainwater collected in a boulder


Christine said...

What a beautiful walk for you all, the landscape is stunning. Jimmy looks great too, a very handsome BC.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous pictures. Your puppies look so happy. We're going to try some of too this summer.

Morganne said...

The dogs love going for hikes. I feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the States and that my dogs can run around off-leash and enjoy being... just dogs.

Lynn Pettipaw said...

I agree...when I look at your blog, I'm envious of all your hiking photos. What a beautiful place, and what lucky dogs. I'll have to get out there some time.