Friday, March 9, 2012

The Top of the Hill

We finally found the time to hike to the top of our little mountain last weekend. Between the snow, the mud, and all the work, spare time hasn't been all too plentiful, but we decided we had to see the top.

It's a rocky hillock, covered with cedar, pine and juniper trees from about halfway up. Truly beautiful, in typical Colorado fashion.

We found the picnic table that the man we bought the ranch from told us about.

The girls cleared the snow off of it, and we found it was still in pretty good shape, especially considering how long it's been out in the elements. It won't be long til we can enjoy picnics up there.

We also discovered the view.

It's amazing how far you can see if you just get high enough up.

We came back down the southwest side of the mountain and got a new view of our house and outbuildings from the back side:

Really a nice little hike, and one I look forward to doing more and more as the weather warms and the mud dries out. There is a lot of space to get to know up there, and we're all looking forward to it.

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