Friday, March 27, 2015

Paint Mines


I took today off to try and spend the last day of Spring Break with my favorite people - and it ended up being more of a sick day as we are all getting over some allergy sinus stuff...

But when the meds kicked in - we had to get out cuz it was just too beautiful to stay inside today.

So we headed to the Paint Mines - a really cool series of trails through a bunch of neat geological formations that I had heard a lot about...

We heard there was all kinds of natural beauty out there...

And as we pulled in and hopped out the van...

we saw it!

The sky and trails were pretty beautiful too!

We headed out on the trails and MAN was it crazy.

Gorgeous skies, wide open, expansive views... almost enough to give ya a case of agoraphobia!

At one point - Laura channeled her inner William Wallace and let loose with a battle cry that is still echoing across those plains I think...

The formations were super cool...

Eventually we deserted the B.O.B. and headed off to explore a little closer...

The natural colors on the formations were really cool to look at...

But about a hour in - it was time to head back.

On the way back to the trail-head - we noticed these massive black spots that looked like fires had taken place...

But then... they moved. And we realized it wasn't a fire scar at all - but rather massive, dark shadows of the clouds overhead.

It's weird out here. You're a lot closer to the sky and all of its inhabitants. Cloud shadows aren't something we ever really felt like we saw much of before!

We finally rolled back in to the parking lot after covering about 3 miles total... and we had some pooped little hikers on our hands!

This picture here pretty much sums it all up for us...

GOD - we LOVED Your beauty and creations ya left us out there!

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