Mountain Hikes

There is a great trail by our boondock spot in Keystone. Curtie picks up on some strong scents and doesn’t want to listen, so we usually have to leash him up for the return walk. (No progress on his eye, he’s got a followup with the vet tomorrow.)

wildflowers
There’s a mix of lodgepole pines, wildflowers and aspen.

lodgepoles
Today someone was telling me that there are a lot of lodgepole pines falling where they’re camping. I guess they’re falling here too. Is it because they’re so skinny they can’t support themselves?

more-flowers
2015 Cost of Camping:
87 night paid camping
124 nights free camping
211 days this year
Total spent: $1600.81
Daily average cost: $7.59

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3 Comments

  • Reply Pam Wright July 31, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    It was great to see Curtie on the trail. He looks so happy:) Hope you get good news from the vet:)

  • Reply wil August 1, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Looking at the photograph of the lodge pole pines, it appears a crew has gone through, dropping dead wood and thinning out the stems to a desired spacing. If not done for harvest purposes, it is likely done to prevent massive “lodges” or downed trees from occurring when the winds get to gusting. That’d be my guess, anyways. Too close spacing results in the trees choking each other’s growth. Too far apart and they tend to blow over.

    • Reply Leigh August 1, 2015 at 9:10 am

      You’re totally right. They were cut down…

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