Tag Archives: wildflowers

Crested Butte 2015

The rain all May had me thinking that this would be the best wildflower year EVER! So I really wanted to do the Crested Butte hike around the beginning of August but couldn’t make it until yesterday…… turned out to … Continue reading

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Thomas Lakes 2015

Due to a really wet May I was hoping to find my favourite wildflower (pink long stemmed avens) in full bloom en route to the Lakes. Interestingly they were in a very early stage and not very pretty but it … Continue reading

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Crested Butte to Aspen via West Maroon Pass

Time for our annual Crested Butte hike! Friends were hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte so we drove over on Saturday to meet them with plans to hike back on Sunday. This is definitely the luxury way to do it! … Continue reading

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Lost Man Trail

This is one of my favourite trails in the high country above Aspen. Driving up to Independence Pass from Aspen you first come to the lower trail head where it is a good idea to leave a car. Then continuing … Continue reading

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Cathedral Lake

Another beautiful sunny day so we decided to hike to Cathedral Lake. This stunning alpine lake is about 11 miles up Castle Creek road just past the ghost town of Ashcroft. The hike is about 3 miles each way and … Continue reading

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Wildflowers already!

Hiking Arbaney-Kittle trail this morning there are so many beautiful wildflowers out already. Right after the spot where most people turn around is a beautiful little wild garden with Capitol Peak to Sopris Mountain as a backdrop. This morning it … Continue reading

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