Rained Out on the Shootin’ Star

Hubby and I purchased our annual Florissant Fossil Beds pass this morning and then headed off to hike the Shootin’ Star Trail.

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The sky looked a little threatening but our weather app on the phone said no rain for another hour so we thought we would still give it a try since we had our hiking boots on.

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The trail crossed a verdant meadow abundant with wildflowers.

 

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And then the trail climbed into the ponderosa pine forest covering the neighboring hills.

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More wildflowers….

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And then right when we dipped down into another meadow we felt raindrops.  Hubby thought it best to turn around and I thought not …. but nonetheless complied with his wishes…

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I lingered behind to take one last photograph of wildflowers that always grow along streams –

IMG_1553I took one last glimpse of the beautiful meadow with Wilkerson Pass in the distant haze –

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I made it to the car seconds before a torrential downpour and then enjoyed a lunch of apples with Dubliner Cheese as great thunder reverberated through the meadows.

 

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