Standing below staring up at the most beautiful backdrop of glistening snow against the red layers of rock rising before me, I think how wonderful it would be to get a better view. This of course, the Colorado Monument, is a bit more for the advanced hiker and not for someone who can break an ankle looking at it wrong. So, I settle for a walk on a trail that sits just behind the new development that I now call home. I have been watching the giant boulders that appear to be suspended high in the air daring those who live below. Beautiful wonders of the land that call for me to come and see for myself. So, I finally decide that todays the day.
After lunch at my sons school, I headed across the street to find my way through the neighborhood that seems so incredibly lucky to have these wondrous pieces of Earth sitting practically in their back yard. Closer and closer and trail itself appears as I had hoped it to be, flat and easy.
Like a little girl on a new adventure, I happily walk with a skip in my step up higher and higher to get to the actual trail. I veer off of it slightly to climb higher towards the top and touch with my own two hands the beasts that have been staring back at me for days now. It’s as amazing as I imagined with some of the rocks surpassing me in size. Soft and powdery at times with colors of orange and red some parts sharing their surface with green moss.