Saturday, April 02, 2016

April 2, 2016

Remember the mountain we see to the east of our house?
South Table Mountain.
It looks like this in the winter...

 ...and it looked like this in the fall, 
when Tracy and Jed climbed it and I took a picture of them on top of the knob.
You can see a closer picture of them on the top here.

 I finally screwed up my courage and climbed it with them today.
The trail leads up to the mesa far to the south of the knob,
so after the climbing we had a relatively easy hike across the flat surface of the mesa to the knob.
I was shocked to see stairs built into the back side of the knob...
that was a nice surprise.  :)

The view from the top was definitely worth the hike!

Tracy is standing at the same spot he and Jed were standing when I snapped their picture last October.  
Our house is in the block right above the second outcropping of rock from the left.

Here's a close-up of our block.

Our house is the yellow one on the right, next to the house on the end.  

This is a panorama of the view from the top, looking over Golden with Denver at our backs:

There were quite a few people on the trail up the mountain and on the top of the knob, enjoying the sunshine.

Jed hiding in the cleft of a rock on the way back down.

Beautiful lichen on the rocks.
Beautiful day!

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