Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monarch Lake Hike

Coloradans certainly don't stay inside in the winter. Last weekend, instead of skiing, we decided to watch some sled dog and skijor races which were happening across the street from us. While talking with the woman running the bake sale (aka Pie Lady), I learned that we could also find moonlit cross-country ski dinners, good trails for walking dogs at Monarch Lake, and yoga classes at the community center. I haven't woken up early enough to make a 6am yoga class, but we did spend Sunday afternoon at Monarch Lake (just past Lake Granby) as did many other dog-walkers. On the way, we saw a couple dozen ice-fisherman, now that looks like a seriously cold sport. Here's a glimpse of the creek that feeds Monarch Lake.

Can you see the imprint in the snow on the bank in the photo below? There are no tracks to or from that "snow-angel". Any idea what sort of creature could have made it?
And then on Monday, it was back to skiing at the resort. Actually, we may have taken this photo on Saturday. However, you can get a lot more skiing done on Monday than Saturday. In fact, I don't think I'll ski on a weekend again in Colorado. We are quite spoiled in New Mexico with quick lift lines.

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