Hiking With a Twist

Since we’re in a new area, we’re excited to explore and try new hikes. Monday morning, we set out on a hike to a lake. We soon found we had some unexpected “visitors” — mosquitoes. We became pretty adept at swatting at them and also were thankful for the bug spray Anna brought. Despite the mosquitoes, the terrain and scenery were lovely and the company delightful. After a couple of hours of hiking, we arrived at Thompson Lake, which was a small, marshy body of water. We didn’t stay too long (mosquitoes tend to keep one moving) but soon continued further on the trail for a while. The stately aspen groves were so pretty, and sometimes we could see the little town in the valley where we are staying. Near the beginning of the trail, we walked by a cemetery that actually went up the mountain, with the trail on either side, and into the woods. We’d never seen anything like that before, and some of the graves were quite recent.

Jesse stayed back to work; we’re grateful he can take some time off other times during the week to hike, and we’re grateful for good Wifi.


Anna found the perfect weed for tickling–felt a lot like the mosquitoes 🙂

“And the heavens shall declare his righteousness:
for God is judge himself. Selah.”
Psalm 50:6

9 thoughts on “Hiking With a Twist”

  1. Gorgeous Hike! And what a beautiful Cemetery! Sometimes those are family cemeteries. Did you find that the headstones had a common name?

    1. It was a pretty hike. No, I didn’t notice common names. But it was so unusual to see a cemetery on a mountainside plus some of the sayings on the stones definitely had meaning.

  2. That last picture and the caption cracked me up!! Glad to know we’re not the only family who finds delight in surprise tickling weeds 🙂

  3. You have to share- what brand are Mary’s hiking shoes? I can only ever find hiking shoes in brown and her’s look awesome!

    1. Hoka — they are more trail runners, but they have worked well for Mary. She’s tried different things as she has trouble with blisters, but these have worked.

  4. Just returned from two weeks of hiking in Colorado. Definitely more mosquitos than usual this year. I’m guessing because of all the rain they’ve had. Keep that bug spray handy. And enjoy the rest of your trip!

  5. Welcome to Colorado! The mosquitoes have been especially bad this year. I’ve never had this many bites, even down here in Parker (Denver suburbs). We’re headed up to Mt. Evans today and I packed bug spray just in case.

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