It's nice to take the grand view every once in a while. Now I am not diminishing any part of living here in Arvada, the suburbs of Denver. I love the Mile High City, and in Arvada we are at 5337'. But to get to 11,180' and work at a Volunteer gig for 3 days is really incredible. Miles and miles of wilderness with no skyscrapers, asphalt or traffic jams.
|Here we are over looking Vail, Beaver Creek and Mt Holy Cross, which is above Vail. This was early Friday upon our arrival, with only more wonderful views to come.|
At 5:00, when the whistle blew(it's really not like that) we climbed 100' or so to the ridge line, and did a short hike. You can see that we are above treeline. Just love being this close to the clouds.
Enjoying a quiet moment alone on the deck, only then do the natives show up.
This is not a fire on the horizon, apparently it's just a typical sunset here.
I'm thinking I want to share a few more photos, because right now, I'm missing the high country.