Hubby and I headed to Colorado a week ago thinking that we would enjoy some gorgeous fall foliage hiking in the Breckenridge area. Although we did see a lot of gorgeous shades of gold on our drive there, we found very little color while hiking.
In fact, this was the only sign of Autumn we saw on the trail.
Our second morning we woke up to snow and chilly temps. We didn't let that stop us. We bundled up a little and headed out about 10:30 in the morning to hike Burro Trail.
You can see that the sun did come out and shine. Although the trail ran through a forest and was very shady.
I stayed cozy and warm in my fleece jacket and it actually turned out to be perfect hiking weather.
No fall color, but we found beauty in other things, like these frozen ice crystals hanging on branches.
I always have my eyes out for a little love along the way. (wink)
And I have a thing for moss and lichen.
Yes, I'm kind of likin the lichen on this rock. :)
I noticed two little scrawny trees out in the middle all by themselves.
There were also many tall ones that could be displayed in the Rockefeller Center. Maybe a little too skinny.
We watched this cute little fella nibble on an acorn for quite some time. He would look over at us every now and then, but didn't seem to be bothered by us.
You know how your mind tells you that you can, but your body tells you that you can't?
I tried to balance on one foot on this stump. Gosh, if that wasn't a silly sight. This girl isn't quite what she use to be!
The perfect place for taking a breather along the trail!
We thought this tree was very unusual.
We walked along water for a good share of the hike. It was the prettiest part of it.
The resort that we were staying at were going to do a group hike on this trail at 1:00, so I decided to leave a little token of love.
I wonder if anyone noticed it?
Sometimes things aren't what we expect, but there's beauty to be found, if we just look for it!