|Silver Lake, I assume....|
|Heading up the trail and looking down at the lake.|
When my friend arrived to pick me up the morning of the hike all they said is we are going up the canyon. I had no idea how far up or where - there are two main canyons and many hiking trails along both. This was a mysterious trip. (For all I knew, they were taking me into the woods to kill me! just kidding....)
|The dammed lake at the top of the trail.|
Just when I thought we were either going to run out of road or start down the canyon on the other side, we pulled into a little parking area at a little visitor center that said "Solitude" and "Silver Lake" on the outside of the building.
|Still some snow up here.|
|Green and beautiful against a clear, |
blue sky without a cloud in sight.
After sitting and talking for a while, we headed back down the trail taking some slightly different routes, but still enjoying the gorgeous scenery. The views were breath-taking.
We saw some wildlife. An unidentified rodent of some sort - a little smaller than a beaver. There were also birds and ducks and even a few chipmunks along the way. Thankfully we did not see any snakes!
And thankfully, they didn't take me out into the woods and kill me because I lived to tell you all about it in my blog. Now, I wonder how many more hikes I can get in during my next 100 posts?... TBD!
|Heading back down the trail.|
|Back at the bottom of the trail we circle the lake again.|
A momma duck and her babies swim by.
|Amazing views of God's beautiful creation.|