Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Take A Hike!

~Welcome to Dillon, Colorado~ 
My favorite place on earth.  
I love our Mountain home and wish 
we were able to spend more time here. 
This is Lake Dillon where we hiked today.
  C'mon with us on our hike.
We start out in a meadow that is about four houses down from our house.  The dogs LOVE walking with us and they zig zag on the trail sniffing the whole time.  
You can see a corner of lake off to the right of the photo.
How beautiful is that?  
The lake is really quite large. 
 There is a marina nearby where lots of sailboats are docked.  The lake is actually man-made.  It was a small finger-lake until they built a Dam in 1961 and flooded over the original town.  They saved a few of the buildings and one is a cute breakfast restaurant. 
 The surrounding land is all a preserved state park so no houses are built directly on the lake.  The girls are heading up the mountain to the lookout point.  
It's about 1.5 miles up the hill.
I love being surrounded by all of the trees and the brilliant blue sky.  It's nice and cool up here, temps in the 
low 70's and mid 50's at night.
  Ahhhhhhhh, it's the perfect respite to the scorching heat we have been experiencing.
Unfortunately, the Japanese Pine Beetle has killed a lot of trees in the last few years.  It's sad to see so many dead trees.  Where we live they try to control it but you can't control a whole forest.
It's certainly worth the hike to see this view!
On this side the Snake River feeds into the lake.  
Some folks take life a little too seriously. 
 Here's my baby always on guard and protecting her brood.
While some are just happy for a short break from the hike.
Time to head down the trail. 
 We have hiked a total of about 4 1/2 miles.  
Thanks for tagging along with us  on our hike.

We'll be here enjoying life for the next week!
Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How nice to have such a peaceful place to hike and to see that view.

Princess Kate said...

Simply breathtaking. Thanks for sharing your paradise.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Cindy,

Those are some gorgeous pictures! I've never been to Colorado. It sure looks beautiful there.

Dee

It's All Connected said...

No wonder you wish you could spend more time there! Beautiful! ~ Maureen

Olive Cooper said...

That view is spectacular Cindy.

missy said...

My first husband was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs..We were out there (lived off base) for a little less than 2 years..Beautiful country..We met a lot of nice people and did a lot of fun things...Lovely country..

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Cindy,
That's a beautiful place. Hiking 4/12 miles would be a long trip for me. Good for you though. What a pretty baby you have.
Looks like a wonderful trip.
Pat

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness gracious! You have a mountain home in CO?! You are sooooo lucky! My husband would be so jealous. He loves Colorado. That area looks beautiful. I bet you hate to leave it to come back home.

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