Jesse - Yah, you know a walk around the block is OK, but sometimes you just need a HIKE!
So we took off down the road towards the Allenspark Trailhead, planning a loop down towards the girl scout ranch and back up the Finch Lake Trail, a particularly tough outing - but, hey, we DID plan to picnic at one of the junctions. We figured about 3 1/2 hours round trip, so off we headed down the road, leaving the Energizer Bunny in charge of the lodge.
Further along the trail we came across a group of boys from one of the local camps.
You're getting a rest, good buddy. What more do you want?
Ranger: PIKNIK! And this does NOT look like a good spot!!!
It was hot for the horses and they were glad to get a break. While we ate, Bill got this great picture of our state flower, the Colorado Columbine. We don't have an abundance of flowers this year, with the lack of moisture, so we were delighted to stumble onto several of these.
Ranger had a good roll, too, but it's just not as impressive with his color. Can we say it was a good day?!