Melting Like a Snowflake

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake…” Frances Bacon

Trailhead- Elder-Fehn and Vayhinger Trails.
A short uphill walk to the first open area. The first view of Pikes Peak. I am wearing the classic old school snowshoes, borrowed from a friend.

I went snowshoeing on Sunday something I’ve wanted to do since we moved to Colorado. We planned it a month ago, it seemed that waiting for enough snow in Colorado Springs and a time when we all could go wasn’t too easy. Outside of Woodland Park we drove to Catamount Ranch Resource Protection Area, a wooded forest area full of Douglas firs and aspen that opens into meadows and views of Pikes Peak. There was new snow on much of the trail, powdery and dry, perfect for a first time snowshoer. Although we didn’t see any wildlife on the trail there were plenty of spectacular vistas.

A common sign in Teller County. “Is there that much  target shooting in Teller County that they need a sign saying, ‘No Target Shooting’?” Apparently YES!

The strong sun, clear skies and easy trails made for a beautiful Sunday.
Maybe I’ll be ready for cross country skiing next?
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4 Replies to “Melting Like a Snowflake”

  1. Thanks Jessica! I didn't always live in Colorado, I grew up in the east coast but there's a lot of beauty in this part of the country.

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