To get my mind away from the snow we're finally getting (hooray!), I'm going back to this past June for a hike up Sesame Canyon. It starts by going up a dirt road for half a mile, next to and over this stream.
A trail to the side quickly starts to climb up a canyon.
Soon there's a beautiful meadow.
But the trees quickly close in again as the canyon narrows.
Near the top are some lovely rock formations.
And of course, one of my favorite things about hiking in Colorado, the views, this time towards the city of Colorado Springs!
As it's relatively low altitude, it makes a good early summer hike as the snow will be melted off. For more scenic beauty, visit the Scenic Weekends meme.
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