In typical Colorado fashion, fall here has ranged from 80 degree scorchers to 20 and snowing. September started off with smoky haze from wildfires in surrounding states, while October kicked off the season’s first snow storm. Somewhere along the way, the aspen colors peaked and then fell, Ben and I adopted an adorable puppy named Juniper, and I fell deeper in love with Colorado and all its mountain glory.
We even snuck in a few camping trips with our new fluffy friend and I was lucky enough to catch my fair share of sunrises and sunsets.
A few of my favorite moments are captured below…I hope you enjoy.
Happy Halloween!! O.o
A smoky sunset in Boulder, up Flagstaff Mountain.I swam in this creek countless times this summer and can’t begin to convey its beauty as I see it. But here is a try.A solo adventure to a forgotten old barn somewhere in Boulder’s open space.Aspens, a camo hammocker and her watch dog on a hike near Kenosha Pass during the height of fall color.Fog rolling over Echo Lake, obscuring giant mountain peaks in the background, but reminding me to pay attention to the simplicity of the foreground.Pondering life and listening to the snow melt on a closed road I ventured up on foot one chilly day.Aspen-marbled mountains near Idaho Springs.Baby Juniper on her first ever hike at 10 weeks old. She loved it!When seasons collide: Chautauqua Park A view of the first Flatiron from Flagstaff Road.Juniper exploring Twin Lakes, CO and finding lots of deer poop to munch on when I’m not looking.Ben and Juniper playing along the deserted shore of Lake Dillon at sunset, during our first night camping with Juniper.
As we arrived at the lake in the late afternoon we were surprised to learn that all of the campgrounds were closed for the season. The only forest service road we could find was extremely rocky and steep.
Finally we managed to accidentally discover a dirt road that led us to an employee back entrance to the exact campground we originally had in mind, right on the lake shore. Since it was closed we had the whole place to ourselves and Juniper could roam freely, which was a lot of fun to watch.Me in my new favorite horse jacket soaking in the last rays along Lake Dillon, before the sun disappeared and the temp dropped to 37 degrees.Sunrise glow gracing the tip of Peak One. Thank you for reading! : )