Friday, September 28, 2012

Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Falls State Park is deffinatle the place to go if you want to see multiple waterfalls.  The trails are kid friendly and offers many fantastic exploring adventures.

 Various caves in all different sizes and shapes.

We even tried to get a picture in one of them.  The dust made it a little bit hazy.

The view from the top made you feel like you could see for miles.

The side view I took was a little creepy.  I felt like I was going to fall even with the stablewalkway. 

Standing behind the waterfall give you a true sense of the meaning of the word POWERFUL. 
If this park were a little closer to us, we would visit it often.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Devils'Head Fire Lookout: View from the Top

The lookout is a cozy little cabin with windows on all sides.

complete with a stove for colder days. 

The view is magnificient.

One of our fellow hikers was kind enough to take our picture.

We didn't stay to long,

as the stairway, and hike down would be long and tedious.

A constant stream of hikers met us both coming and going. 

It feels great to say, we manage to make it all the way up,

and back down again.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Devils Head Fire Lookout: The Hike Up


Devils Head is deffinately not a trail for the faint of heart.  It was quite the climb.  All 4 girls did make it to the top. 

Shiloh had the best seat in the house, as usual.  A couple times, I wished I could take her place. 

The trail meandered through a magnificient grove of aspen,

Coupled with some splendid rock formations,

and breathtakeing views.

All these thing go a long way in taking the mind off the task at hand.  They didn't however stave off the inevitable question: "How much further?"  Soon this became the dutiful question posed to each and every decender.

One fellow hiker, assured us the end was just around the bend, sporting a bathroom, a benches to rest on.

Within minutes we glimpsed the rangers cabin,

and the lookout purched at the top of a loooong,  LOOOOONNNNNGGG stairway.  Over 200 steps I believe.   A future post will include views from the top.