new MOST favorite spot

Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail

Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail

See that sweet insect that photo bombed the pic?

We had a great time hiking this trail two days in a row.  Saturday afternoon started great, then we got to the first reservoir and the thunder cracked (directly over our heads) so loudly we hightailed it back to the truck.

Sunday we started early morning and hiked to the second reservoir, ate lunch, and then hiked out.  It was a great day!

Saturday’s hike was beautiful:

"buh-errr fies" (Saturday)

“buh-errr fies”

1st reservoir

1st reservoir. Pretty sure those things in the water were from the movie Cocoon.

Giant boulders

My peeps!

Nature Girl strikes again!

Nature Girl strikes again, wearing a “pony hair”!

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Right before the thunder scared us away

Now for Sunday’s hike:

Every lizard is called Randall (from Monsters, Inc.)

This is Randall! Every lizard is called Randall (from Monsters, Inc.)

Clear water, cute kid

Clear water, cute kid

2nd reservoir

2nd reservoir

Rudy was in Heaven!

Rudy was in Heaven! Until we tied her to a tree, so we could eat carrots and hummus in peace.

We think we were about 8000 ft in elevation. The trailhead starts at 7300 ft.

We think we were about 8000 ft in elevation. The trailhead starts at 7300 ft.

It was so quiet out there

It was so quiet out there

Another end to a great hike!

Another end to a great hike!

This hike was more challenging than Dawson Butte.  E hiked most of it, but several steep parts she hitched a ride.  Hiking with an extra 21# kid on you ain’t easy.  This might be our go to weekend hike.  Mainly, because E slept for three hours afterwards.  And we want to see what the 3rd reservoir looks like.

And because this lil gem is only 10 minutes from our front door.  It is popular, so it’s not like we were Christopher McCandless from Into the Wild. Or Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet.  But it was still nice to get outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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