Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hiking Devil’s Head

On one Saturday, my parents took the kids and I to hike Devil’s Head to the Fire Lookout station.  It is the only one of seven original fire lookouts still in use in Colorado.  We hiked this as kids, so it was fun to take my kids back.  They got very distratected  by the sticks and stones, but we did make it to the top!

Devil's Head Colorado Hike  Devil's Head Colorado

Devil's Head Colorado
I love the mountains!

Devil's Head Colorado
My parents and the granddog, Sadie

Devil's Head Colorado

Devil's Head Colorado
At the top of the fire lookout station.

Devil's Head Colorado

Devil's Head Colorado

Devil's Head Colorado

Devil's Head Colorado Hike
Can you see the city of Denver?

After hiking to the top and back, we drove down to the South Platte River so that we could have a picnic and swim.  It was a little busier than expected,  but the kids enjoyed the water.  When we were finished I sent Elaine to get in the van first.  She started screaming, so I investigated.  I found a baby garter snake slithering away.  Nolan chased it across the road, and Grandpa (the snake guy) helped to secure it.  Once Nolan touched it and didn’t fall over dead, all the kids wanted a turn holding the baby snake.  We had to take turns and go around a couple of times.  When Grandpa went to release the snake Liberty was sobbing, “I’m just gonna miss that snake!”

Swimming in the South Platte

South Platte Snake

South Platte Snake

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