Archive for the Yucca Category


New Favorite Hike in the Garden of the Gods

Last week I had planned on doing a hike heading to the Hot Springs with my hiking friend, but time didn’t allow this. Plus I also am having some trouble with my left knee. And neither of us really felt like taking a long hike. So my hiking friend and I decided to explore a […]

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White Chalk Formations with their Yucca Companions

┬áIt was hard to fathom how beautiful pure white formations could be unless you are walking among or above them. We hiked for a long stretch of Prairie, then looked down to see these are views that resembled looking into White Sands in New Mexico, but much harder lines and more colors intermingled in the […]

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Calhan Paint Mines Offers Wonderful Formations

There is a rich diversity of life out on the Colorado prairie that is rarely seen by visitors, as the mountains are the biggest draw. The Calhan Paint Mines is an archeological district on the plains of Colorado that has a very diverse ecological system that includes prairie, wetlands and badlands filled with fantastic formations. […]

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Hiking in the Colorful Paint Mines in Calhan Colorado

Now for a completely different type of hike out on the Colorado Prairie. One has to drive about an 45 minutes out from the edge of Colorado Springs to get to Calhan where the Paint Mines Interpretive Park is located. This is one of the most spirit renewing hikes I have ever taken. I was […]

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Subtle Colors of Winter Contrasted by White Snowy Landscape

Just enough snow on the trail that went through the Valley Below Pulpit Rock make it an interesting winter scene. I enjoyed seeing the contrast of white against many other beautiful pieces of nature we encountered on this peaceful trail. Subdued colors stood out vibrantly against the pure white snow. I found myself fascinated by […]

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