Everyday Adventure // Fall Hike at Wilkerson Pass

Well, I’ll try not to echo the same sentiments I did back in this post, but it is worth repeating.  This is one of my favorite spots in the state, and maybe the world.  Views and mountains forever.

So naturally, this was one of the places I insisted that we hit up for some aspen hiking.  Unfortunately we were there a little before peak season (some aspens were still green) but of course a walk at Wilkerson Pass is never a waste of time in my book.

As much as I love exploring new places – in fact I crave it after not too long – there is a wonderful comfort in visiting the same locations over various periods and seasons.  It’s a spot that bridges the gap of time and you can remember your first visit, along with how you felt and what you were experiencing at intervals in between then and now.  And through all that looking back there’s this impossible wonder at where you’ve ended up and how long ago yet close those memories feel to you.  Spots like that – like this one – that change with each season, yet remain reassuringly familiar, are worth their weight in gold.

This is definitely one of my timeless spots, at least, one of probably only two in the state of Colorado (of course, hometowns have a way of cramming themselves full of these remarkable time portals).  Always a comfort, no matter the season.

It’s a spot where you feel forever.

  • Texas RamblerOctober 10, 2012 - 9:54 am

    Awesome… I miss Colorado… and fall there…ReplyCancel

  • Jack ViereOctober 10, 2012 - 10:09 am

    I’m jealous that Colorado’s autumn is so pretty-then again, I’m just jealous of all things Colorado.
    I really love the yellow you’ve shot-something I don’t see too often here on the southern East Coast. We have some darker hues…ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzOctober 10, 2012 - 11:21 am

      Jack – thank you! Funny, I often look out and wish we had more than just yellow here, I’m from the midwest and miss all the deep oranges and reds. Good reminder to appreciate what we have 🙂ReplyCancel

  • charOctober 10, 2012 - 10:04 pm

    Your pictures are gorgeous. Would you mind if I pinned your posts to my idea board in Pinterest occasionally? Your scenes spark off nice scenes in my mind for stories. I won’t if you don’t want me to though.ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzOctober 11, 2012 - 4:07 pm

      Char – of course! 🙂 as long as it links back here and everything (credit etc) I don’t mind. I appreciate you asking!ReplyCancel

      • charOctober 11, 2012 - 6:35 pm

        Okay, I did it. I don’t use my Pinterest too often, butI like to pin blogs as I read so I can peruse them more in depth when I have time. Thanks.

  • Meghan JohnsonOctober 11, 2012 - 6:36 pm

    Gorgeous. I love everywhere/everything fall. I’m realizing Colorado is probably an autumn experience I shouldn’t miss out on! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzOctober 12, 2012 - 9:35 am

      hooray! I definitely agree 🙂 and thank you!ReplyCancel

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