Matt and the kids had been makin fun of me the last couple of days for reading so much about altitude sickness, but I think all of us except Seth really were feeling a little of the effects of the high altitude & dry air during our hike: we were short of breath more easily than we would have expected and a bit headachy.
Lion's Head Rock
View from first lookout point
Taking a break at the second lookout point
Arriving at the top: Lion's Head Rock
Maya, Robert, Seth, and Matt
Maya does the sprinkler everywhere she goes
I Spy our RV
The return hike down the mountain
Next we went to nearby Edwards, CO to a skatepark.
We took a short bike ride to get some lunch. My favorite thing about Colorado besides the natural beauty there is the system of bike trails to get around everywhere -- within towns, between towns, for transportation, recreation, and wellness. Definitely made us want to be on our bikes more!
Sore and exhausted, we started the drive toward Grand Junction, CO which would be our stop for the night on our way to Moab, Utah. As we left the mountains, we were in for more beautiful views along I 70 through Glennwood Canyon.
We stopped off at the Grizzly exit where there's a walkout to the Colorado River.
As we approached Grand Junction, CO at sunset, the scenery changed again to mesas. Colorado completely blew us away with its beauty and diverse landscapes. Not sure my eyes could have taken in any more amazing sites today!
Sunset lighting up the mesa.
Grand Junction, CO