Mt Evans, the highest paved highway in North America
View looking toward the summit
Altitude 14,265 feet
the beauty of the mountains
Mountain sheep and mountain goats
Ever since I was a kid every fall Dad, Mom and we kids would take a picnic up to the summit of Mt. Evans. It was always so very cold but Dad would start a fire in the picnic area and Mom would brew a pot of coffee. That was the only time until I was "grown" that we kids would get to drink coffee. What a treat that was. But then the whole day was a treat! The added joy of seeing the colors of the yellow aspen leaves intermingled with those glorious pines was exhilarating. The memories of those days are treasures no one can steal.
So this year I wanted to visit Mt Evans again on our trip to Colorado. Things have changed. There are no picnic areas at the top. Other things have not changed. It was still cold, 41 degrees and rain and sleet. That didn't change the joy I felt when I saw the mountain sheep and mountain goats. The beauty of the Rockies near the summit and the thrill of the traveling the highway.
Thanks be to God!
Monday WRites by Gillena Cox. Today I thought others of you might join her in this adventure.
I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens. Should be fun!