Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hiking in Castlewood Canyon

The kids are a week and a half into their 3 week break, so we decided it was time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we're having in Colorado. Castlewood Canyon State Park is about 10 miles south of us and was formed by Cherry Creek, which meanders through Parker and goes into Denver. It was dammed in the late 1800's, forming a reservoir, but the dam broke in 1933, causing the worst flood in Denver history. We hiked down to the small stream, finding nature treasures and bugs the whole way. (Lily was most interested in sitting and playing in the soft, sandy soil along the trail and eventually had to get a shoulder ride. After exploring, we visited the picnic area, played on the playground and had a snack.
This weekend we're headed to Vail for our timeshare. We're looking forward to more outdoor time and the beautiful fall leaves!

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