But we did see a couple of interesting things. There was this tree that seemed to have exploded, sending pieces flying in all directions.
A couple of the pieces stabbed into the ground and remained vertical.
Gumo, our ex-national park ranger fellow blogger, can confirm or explain.
Also, as many of you know, the nasty Mountain Pine Beetle has devastated large areas of Colorado. Here's a link to a map of this area showing the progression of the beetle over the years if you're interested.
And here's a representative picture.
But what I noticed on this hike was the natural regeneration of the forest.
Ron and I were admiring the pattern left by the little critters on this debarked log and thought it could be used as a decorative piece.
After all my rambling, I'll leave you with this simple wildflower.