Everyday Adventure // Aspen Ridge Wildflower Hike

AspenRidge2015_Needles_titleThe mountains are covered with snow now, nestled under their heavy white blankets for the season. But there was a time, a brief moment when the mountains were draped with blankets of all sorts of other colors.

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The magic usually happens in June or July. The days are getting longer, the sun warms the earth just enough + BAM! All of a sudden there are wildflowers everywhere. They don’t last nearly as long as I wish they would, but they are stunning in their momentary blaze of glory.

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I’ll admit that I had a proper Sound of Music moment on this day back in early summer hiking along the road to Aspen Ridge from Elk Mountain Ranch. You just can’t help but belting out a little “The hills are alive” when you’re walking through a field of flowers in the mountains. In fact, on this hike, I actually filmed the video I posted for 4th of July. I may have startled some mountain bikers, but no matter. Fraulein Maria certainly wouldn’t have let a herd of bikers get her down.

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This summer heart needed some summer photos, so please indulge the throwback!

If you’re in Colorado right now, I hope you are staying cozy + warm during this crazy blizzard.

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