Sunday, April 22, 2012

Oh man the weekend is just about over.   Winding down watching a little TV and figured this would be a good chance to catch up from the week’s events.   I didn’t do as well as I would have liked to have had, just a little over 19/miles average of 2.7/miles a day.  I walked to and from work on Monday and Thursday.  Wednesday I did the Bear Creek Park loop and Saturday to a trip up Williams Canyon.

Saturday morning we picked up Eric and drove up Manitou Springs to hike Williams Canyon.   The weather was great and you couldn’t have asked for a better day.   Williams is one of my favorite little hikes.  It has a nice steady incline with lots of scenery and wildlife to look at as you’re moving.  The canyon trail is directly below the Cave of the Winds.   In the cliffs, you will see what could be cave entrances.   The stream flows thru the canyon, well not really a stream more of a trickling of water.  In a couple of sections of the trail with steady sun, there were lots of the butterflies like the one pictured sunning themselves.

We took the trail head off of Williams and hiked up to the Waldo Canyon trail.   We had an awesome view of Pikes Peak.  Plenty of wildlife out today, we saw lizards, chipmunks, birds.  We came around the corner on the trail where there was a pool of water.  Climbing on the side of the cliff wall were four chipmunks chasing each other around.  Looks like they were having a good time!

This morning Candy and I loaded up the truck with the boys.   We drove over to 21st and parked.   We picked up trash along the road and bagged it up.  All together we picked up 5 bags of trash.  Most common item found was those little single serving whiskey bottles.

Happy Hiking

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