Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Thought I’d share a few pics from a hike we took yesterday, out to one of our favorite spots in the foothills. It takes a little more than an hour to get there, but it’s a straight shot with about a 5000 foot elevation gain.
The last ten miles of the drive is through forest that was destroyed by fire in 2008 — thanks not to a careless human but lightning.
Once you arrive, though, and start climbing, you’ll emerge into this scene:
Pretty sweet, no?
Fall colors were really popping, especially with the crystalline October light. The field in the above pic was covered in snow as late as July, when we last came up.
In fact, the snow was so deep and heavy, look what it did to this trail sign!
Here’s another spot ready for Bob Ross to start painting.
And, not to get morbid or anything, but we envision our ashes being placed under this tree. If our niece can’t do it for us, we’ll be needing volunteers in thirty years or so. Any takers?
This is the view to the left of our tree. See why we want our atoms to be there till there’s no more there there?
That was our day off the grid. We like going out there two or three times a year, but autumn is especially nice. And because the road to get there is closed in the winter, we’ll have to wait now till early May.
Meanwhile, the pics will suffice …