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.


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.


The trail crossed a verdant meadow abundant with wildflowers.







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


More wildflowers….



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…



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 –


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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