Being unable to resist the name, we had to take a hike from the Lumpy Ridge trail head. Immediately, we spotted old Mr. Lumpy himself hanging out with a couple of friends.
Unlike Mr. Lumpy, the Twin Owls are an actual named feature. They are popular with rock climbers who can follow one of several routes, one of which is called The Bowels of the Owls. Another great name!
The trail we followed was the Black Canyon trail. We didn’t go far enough to enter a canyon, but the part we hiked had great views of Lumpy Ridge on one side . . .
And across the valley on the other.
As always, I have to post some flower pictures. This one I have no idea of the name – anybody?
I think this is a shooting star.
Remember the Chapel on the Rock?
I paid a return trip to see the inside on a Saturday when I saw the door open. The interior is just as charming.
And has this lovely stained glass window from Germany.
If you would like more information about the chapel, I took a picture of the sign.
Last Monday, we came back down to the Denver area for Ron’s follow-up appointment with the dentist. Everything went well and today we headed north to Wyoming. Just before the Wyoming border, we saw our first buffalo of the year.
Hmmm, he seems a little flat.