Sunday, June 11, 2006

great hike

if anyone is in the denver metro area - might i recommend a nice day trip?
check out Castlewood Canyon State Park !

nice hikes - easy to get to - good picnic area - nice visitor center and a neat bit o' history - the remains of the Castlewood Canyon Dam. The dam broke in August 1933 and the resulting deluge was felt (and smelt) in downtown Denver - 30 miles downstream.

zoot, rx princess and i did a couple of miles worth of trails beside the prosaic Cherry Creek; we splashed around in the creek and when a fellow hiker found a pretty big crawdad we oohed and ahhed over the find and then we put it back.

make sure you pack plenty of H2O (especially for the doggies) and some sun screen and go explore Colorado.