Monday, June 14, 2010

Hiking to Fall Creek, 2005

Fall Creek, Colorado

September, 2005

My father, sisters and brother, Baby Bop and me.

We hiked to Fall Creek when Bop was about 9 months old. I was pregnant with CJ and we were at about 11,000 feet elevation. Isaac had a collapsed lung from a ATV accident, (which was undiagnosed at this time) so he slept in the sun while we hiked. :)

We were following a compass and a map, there was no trail. We were hiking to a small mark on the map, that said "falls". We had no idea what it was like, just wanted to see what was there. My father is notorious (in our family at least) for studying maps and finding little lakes, streams or other features marked in obscure places. Then, of course, we want to go find them!

We hiked for about 3 miles along a beautiful valley, when we came to the edge of another valley. We then came to Fall creek, which we followed for about a quarter of a mile to the falls.... and we discovered we had hiked into them from the top and we were standing at the top of a 400 foot cliff.

We could not see the falls but there was a beautiful view of hundreds of miles of mountains, valleys, rock cliff faces and trees. W e are determined to go back someday, only this time from the right side so that we can see the waterfall this time!
This post is part of the Blast From the Past meme from Debbie's Digest. Click this link for more fun posts!

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  1. Thanks for sharing and participating Michele! Cool collage!

  2. Beautiful even if you did not find the falls.


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