it's no secret that i love hiking at all times of the year. but in colorado, summer is the best time. trails that are covered up 9 months out of the year are suddenly open and blooming with wildflowers and the temperature is perfect.
watching the dogs take off a the beginning of a hike. eating mojo bars at the summit. wild orchids. streams and creeks filled with snowmelt. views from the top. getting an awesome workout & being happy while i'm doing it. walking on snow capped mountains. glacier-fed lakes. the smell of evergreen trees. hanging out with friends and family.