We went to Glenwood Springs for the weekend and one of our many actvities was to hike up to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon. Once we parked and made our way to the trailhead along the Colorado River, we kept seeing signs about how difficult the hike was. I was a little worried that the boys either wouldn’t enjoy it, wouldn’t make it, or both. At ages 4 and 5, you just never know what you’re going to get with new adventures. To our surprise, they did both! It was indeed a tough high, but they did it with almost no complaints and really seemed to enjoy it.
It’s a relatively short hike at just over a mile, but you gain 1000 feet in elevation over that mile. The last push to the lake is almost vertical. But it is well worth the time and effort. Beautiful views of Glenwood Canyon and Hanging Lake is truly special. I wish I had my tripod with me for some longer exposures of the waterfalls, but I am also glad I didn’t, as the extra weight would have made the hike that much more challenging.
After a busy summer and fall, and suffering some pretty serious computer issues, I’m really excited to start sharing images more frequently.
I did a post some time ago about photographing at a friend’s parent’s house near Bennett, Colorado. I went with my friend on the first day of summer, June 21, and it was an absolutely spectacular evening, and a much needed exploration. Her dad has collected some very interesting artifacts, but I was most intrigued with the decaying tractors on his land and the land itself. I took a lot of photos that night, and because of the number of pictures, I am going to separate this post into three parts. The Land. The Tractors. The Chevy.
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