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Monday, August 18, 2014

Muscoco Mountain Hike

Here's a hike up Muscoco Mountain, in another of our incredible city parks. It starts by crossing this stream.
Socks was leading the way up the mountain (this was before we got Laika).
It was steep.
But the views made it all worthwhile.
The mountains seem to go on forever. (The city is in the opposite direction.)
Any way you looked was beautiful.
I always love the pine trees that cover our mountains.
Socks was proud to have made it to the top!
And that's my weekly entry for Our World Tuesday; the blue skies make it a good entry for Blue Monday.

17 comments:

  1. Ah, what a beautiful place, Al!! And, of course, I love the pics of Socks! Wonderful blue skies! Looks like the perfect day! Thanks for sharing! Have a great new week -- you and the doggies!!

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  2. The 4th photo was breath-taking! But my fave was the first with the rapids.

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  3. Great job Socks! The grand views make the climb worthwhile.

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  4. Wow! It is certainly is panoramic ~ great shots of your hike and of course, love the doggie photo ~ xoxox

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. Hi Al,

    Yes, those Colorado blue skies are perfect for Blue Monday, and Socks is a delight. My grandson is spending the summer in Colorado, working as a camp counselor. He sends so many shots of the gorgeous views. Thanks for making Blue Monday special by sharing this.

    I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue post. Please come back.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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  6. Socks seems to have a very satisfied grin on his face.

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  7. the hike is undoubtedly doubly enjoyable because of Socks' company. what a cutie pie.

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  8. Lovely views. A great virtual tour for me. I like the last 'top of the world' look! :)

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  9. As well that Socks should be proud!!! The air is so very thin up there at that elevation.

    Beautiful scenes.

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  10. Wow! What a great place is Muscoco Mountain. Stunning view!
    Lovely Socks seems to had a great time with you. Many kisses to him!

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  11. Nice stream. You captures so much motion and emotion in that one frame.

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  12. Gr8 Photos!! Continue The Journey!!! Cheers

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  13. I don't know about everything else, but Colorado Springs has the BEST city parks in the country (if not the world).

    Gorgeous photos of an amazing place Al.

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  14. A very lovely landscape to conquer, i hope your dog is not so tired. That is a long journey for it. I envy people like you with areas like these nearby, and temperatures allowing long distances without getting so exhaused. And most importantly, i love those flowing waters, to cross and to shoot.

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  15. I love my home state so it is always fun to see what others think too! A hike is good for the soul and Socks looks like it was a grand time! Thank you for sharing as I am catching up from last week's Blue Monday!

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  16. Indeed a beautiful spot, well worth the climb!

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