Sunday, June 6, 2010

Deer Mountain June 6, 2010

Deer Mountain will always be special to me and Mike, and we try to hike it every year. It is the first hike we ever did together, and because of that, it is the place we chose to be married June 5, 2005.
The views along the trail of Deer Mountain do not disappoint and today was no exception. Not a lot of wildflowers yet, but some Pasque Flowers were still blooming and some Early Larkspur were just getting started. It is hard to beat the near 360 degree view at the summit, stretching from Lumpy Ridge, past Lake Estes, The Town, Longs Peak and all the way around to Chapin, Chiquita and Ypsilon.

Here are some pictures from the hike.

Today began as an unusually hot hike for early June, a good reminder of why it is good to start a 6.75 mile summer hike before 11:30AM! But interesting cloud formations eventually gave way to rain and even some grapple, another reminder to start your hike earlier in the day! After an hour or so, we left headed back down because of thunder, but the rain was refreshing and made our hike back down much more comfortable.

1 comment:

Mike Molloy said...

Happy anniversary honey. I hope we do this hike every year for the next 50 years! xoxo