Sunday, June 28, 2015

Schindleria Praematurus

I hiked to Hartenstein Lake today. The lake is west of Buena Vista. Denny Creek is the trailhead for it. It is a popular trailhead because it is also the trailhead for Mt. Yale. The lake is at an elevation of 11,451 feet. So it is just below treeline. It is still quite scenic and is a beautiful hike.
Looking south towards Gladstone Ridge
Creek feeding Hartenstein Lake
Beaver dam and lodge, Hartenstein Lake, & Mt. Yale
Hartenstein Lake
The trail to Hartenstein Lake
Mt. Yale & Mascot Peak
As for title of this post, it is a nod to my favorite bass player of all time, Chris Squire of Yes, who passed away over the weekend.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The River

With it being Father's Day, I figured this would be a good day to have a new post. The Arkansas River is as high as I have seen it. So I took some pictures of it. The pictures are from last weekend, but the river conditions haven't changed much from last weekend. If anything, it is higher. Enjoy the pictures and Happy Father's Day!
Intermittent waterfall
Raft take-out is on the other side of the bridge.