Sunday, August 6, 2017
Grizzly Creek Hike
I love hiking! I'm no spring chicken any longer so we chose a couple hikes that were enough of a challenge to satisfy our adventurous spirits, but we could easily get out of bed the next day! I hiked Wednesday with my younger sis and Thursday with my older sis...so one of us could stay with Mom. I was the lucky one who got to go on both hikes! Grizzly creek trailhead is just off a rest area along I-70 east of Glenwood Springs. Glenwood Springs is located along the Colorado river, and the Grizzly Creek empties into the Colorado, so this hike is right alongside a mountain creek full of the song of rushing water. It was not too crowded although we did not have the place to ourselves by any means...every one was spread out far enough to not be a bother to each other.
The trail flows right up this canyon, it is 4 miles in length if you hike to the connection of No Name trail, but we turned after about 1.5 miles for about a 3 mile hike round trip.
sis on the trail
Lots of Berries of various kinds along the trail...white ones
And where's my photo of the purple ones? Must of forget that one.
At one point we found this American Dipper hunting,
...and he caught something dragged it up on the rock to eat...see the "creature" on the rock just in front of the bird?
Maybe one of you can ID this insect/creature...it has a longish tail
lots of nice little "drops" of the creek we didn't spot any big falls...
at one point a group of younger people, late 20's, passed us and when we came upon them again 2 of the men, who were fully clothed were sitting in the creek...LoL...nature has a way of turning men back into little boys..they frolicked as their friends laughed..totally loved this hike...
...and it ended way too soon!!
I had intended to combine the 2 hikes into one post....but I think I will split them up
...to be continued...
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.