I liked this wide open view that we started with - that's Long's Peak there in the background. It is one of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks.
There were tons of wildflowers along the way. I really liked these pretty purple ones! I do wish I knew their official name. I can identify lots of birds, but don't have the same knowledge of wildflowers!
The wide open spaces soon turned into this - a beautiful grove of aspen trees.
And water -
I like my new sun hat and my trekking poles! I also like stopping to rest now and then, lol!
I like this view from Sprague Lake, another place to visit close by where we hiked.
We often stop by the Snowy Peaks Winery, in Estes Park, after hiking, for a picnic and a glass of wine. This time, it was late afternoon, and some live bluegrass music was playing, which we really enjoyed. (along with that glass of wine!)
Happy Thursday! I hope you're having a wonderful week! I'm looking forward to the I Like Thursday posts over at Not Afraid of Color - join us!