What a beautiful place Trinidad Lake State Park has turned out to be. . .
a little pricey at $33 per night by the time they add in all the fees. . .
but for full hook ups and a great location. . .we’ll take it.
Last night I did one of those fancy dancy hikes. . .where there’s a sidewalk all the way around. . .
with nifty little placards telling you what everything is. . .above is the beautiful view of
Fisher’s Peak overlooking Trinidad Lake. . .which as you can probably tell. . .
is suffering from the severe drought Colorado is experiencing. . .
Another interesting stop on my hike. . .
A Horno (pronounced oar-no) outdoor oven. . .made from clay and used by
Native Americans in past culture. . .
Also visible from my hike was the Spanish Peaks. . .located about 20 miles away.
I’m sure you’ll be seeing them again. . .as I just know the sun setting behind them
will be absolutely breathtaking. . .I’m heading over there shortly for the experience.
Today. . .about two o’clock. . .not sure what I was thinking? I decided we should
go hike the Carpios Cove Trail. . .it’s only 1/2 a mile right. . .no problem. . .
and Dave was dumb enough to go along. . .LOL. . .
more beautiful views of Fisher’s Peak. . .
Originally, five mining towns were located in the valley where Trinidad Lake is now. . .
and mine tailings are still visible in the area. . .here is a not so beautiful view of one of those.
and another, much larger one. ..part of the process. . .
We’re having a great time. . .I’ve lost 12 pounds this summer
just by hiking and walking. . .so I need to keep that up. . .
Lots more to see and do here in Trinidad. . .so stay tuned!