Yesterday Dave and I decided to take a hike up the highest point in Highlands Ranch. Now I haven't done any kind of exercise since I hurt my back in December. For a while I could barely walk. But I have become a big advocate for acupuncture and am finally in a position to start exercising again. I actually made it up the hill with only a few stops to rest and the view made it all worth it. We were more than 6000 feet up and could see in all directions.
What I really loved was all the wildflowers we saw on our way up the hill. It was such fun to see them peeking out along the side of the road. I don't know all their names yet but they sure were pretty.
|A view from the top|
This is one of several 14,000 peaks we could see from the top of the hill. I don't recall what the name of this one is but we could see Pike's Peak from there as well.
So I have to say Colorado certainly lives up to its reputation as a really gorgeous state. I still don't like winter and love the desert but I could get used to this.