We are experiencing some of the highest temperatures on record here in Colorado and while that makes for lovely early morning /late afternoon hikes...
Even the higher elevation does not offer much, if any, relief.
Still, long evenings at the top of a favorite spot, (we spent the 21st in camping chairs with a light dinner and champagne to bring in the solstice) watching till the skies are too dark to see anything but the city lights in the distance, are soul bendingly lovely.
|Photo courtesy of 91.5 KUNC|
Bark Beetle damage has made swathes of forest into little more than tinder. In New Mexico, a recent fire devastated over 460 square miles of forest while here in Colorado firefighters are battling a fire just 60 miles from Denver. As of this morning, over 82,000 acres have burned and at least 141 houses have gone up in flames.
We could use a little rain.