Written By: Rachel Gnagy @ Inscribed Photography
I love the mountains. Their majestic shapes, the cool air, the breathtaking views… that’s one reason I love going to Colorado.
We’re headed to Colorado Springs this weekend for a friend’s wedding and we’re going to try and do some (very easy) hiking in Red Rock Canyon while we’re there. We had the opportunity to do some winter hiking a year ago in Boulder with Sam’s sister and her fiance (now husband!). We had a glorious sunshiney day for our hike and I wanted to share some of those memories with you.
We hiked 7.1 miles on the Flatirons Vista trail in Boulder. The Flatirons, as you can see in the picture, are huge rock formations… but apparently not huge enough to be called mountains. They are a trademark of Boulder and offer great climbing and hiking.
It was a perfect day to be outside enjoying the beautiful landscapes. The sun was shining but there was still a crisp chill in the air. We came prepared for cold weather but I think all of us started shedding layers as we warmed up from hiking.
This was my first time to hike in the snow. The path was, for the most part, an easy hike although it certainly became slick and slippery in places. The trail we chose didn’t have much elevation gain; instead, it wound in and out of trees, through open fields, and over creeks – all the while giving us gorgeous views of the Flatirons and surrounding area.
I love living in Nebraska… but I definitely think I would love living in the mountains, too. Sam and I both look forward to every opportunity we have for hiking and exploring more of God’s creation.
“Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, Your justice like the great deep.” – Psalm 36:6