Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Crags, Teller County, 06.29.2013

So we went up to Green Mountain Falls Friday afternoon, and stayed at the Rocky Top Campground and Motel again. While Leece was napping I took the lads, Ethan and SteveO, to that 'Dinosaur Resource Center' in Woodland Park, where a good time was had by all.

 Then we went back to the motel, where we broiled some hot dogs, and gobbled 'em with macaroni salad, beans, and chips. Leece made some S'Mores.

Saturday we got up fairly early, packed up, and made our way to the trailhead for The Crags, a few miles south of Divide. This hike is about 4.5 miles, out and back. Altitude ranges between 10,100 feet MSL and 10,900 feet MSL. The first quarter mile is a fairly stiff climb up with a couple of switchbacks, followed by a nice stroll through a meadow with a babbling brook on the right. The last quarter mile can be a challenge for flatlanders but the view from the top is well worth the gasping and the effort.

We have a gallery up here:

The Crags

which includes some good scenery and floral shots.