Settled deep within the Elk Mountain Range sit the pristine Twin Lakes. Majestic peaks surround the turquoise blue waters where fisherman cast lines and others come to enjoy the solitude.
Cinnamon Mountain Summit, Colorado
Late last week we made the trek to the summit of Cinnamon Mountain once again. After four trips to the peak I’ve still not grown weary of it. It sits nestled within Paradise Divide, enveloped by striking Rocky Mountains, blanketed in rich foliage and fragrant native wildflowers. Despite the drought or perhaps because of it the flowers were in full bloom. There were no shortage of lupines, purple aster, columbines, osha, and a vast variety of paintbrushes. You may recognize Cinnamon Mountain from Hiking Mountains at 55+ when we took my mom on her very first peak hike. What a memorable…
Spring Hikes And Family Visits
My mom was visiting Colorado (from Delaware) over the last week which is why I was MIA from the blogosphere. Precious time with family takes priority over many other things especially when you see them only once or twice a year. Time with my parents is especially valuable to me and seems to increase with each passing year. We took my mom hiking up to ‘The Caves’ which happens to be the same spot as Spring Landscapes Crested Butte, Colorado though the sun was much more plentiful. It wasn’t Cinnamon Mountain but it is still has incline that takes your breath away…
Spring Landscapes Crested Butte, Colorado
Happy week-ending my friends! I hope Spring has greeted you with sunshine and awakened excitement for brighter, longer days ahead. The end of March and start of April have been dismal and gloomy here on the western slope of Colorado. Overcast skies, full-bodied clouds, and the occasional sliver of Grandfather Sun- the daily outfit of our 2018 spring season. However, the blue birds have once again graced us with their ethereal presence, the prairie dogs can be seen frolicking throughout the sage brush, and the attractive scent of fertility is dispersed pleasantly throughout the valley. All the signs of Earth’s…
The Best of 2017
The best of everything 2017 inside and outside of victorialise.com! Thank you for all of your support throughout the year and cheers to 2018!