Into The Wild: Hanging Lake

Yesterday we spent the entire day driving to Denver, Colorado to visit the Grandparents.  The crew consists of Me, Kip, Mom, two sisters, two brothers, one cousin, a nephew, and a niece.  Whew!  It's been fun so far.  On our way we stopped at a place called Hanging Lake.  The unique thing about this lake is that because there is travertine (I think that's what it is called) in the water it makes the water turquoise and the lake is very clear.  Beautiful.  So, I took some pictures for you.  

The drive through Utah and Colorado can be quite interesting as far as natural formations go.
A small cave we ran into on the hike.

Hanging Lake!  The sun wasn't shinning directly, otherwise it would be a bright, bright turquoise.

I loved how the grasses had grown out onto the log.  

This is the fall that feeds the fall that falls into Hanging Lake.  (Redundant, I know)  Do you see how it is coming right out of the rock?
Part of the crew: brother, brother, husband, me, nephew, sister, sister.

It was so beautiful!  There is something in the air that is wild about the American west.  It is so big, and because it has not been inhabited in the same way other parts of the world have been, there is a sense of clarity and space in these mountains.  No wonder the Native American's had such an awe and reverence for the land in which they lived.  
Another thought I had was that nature is a fantastic gardener.  I hope you enjoyed this one.  More to come!!!


Zachary and Jennifer said...

Great Pictures!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hello Red clover. Thanks for visiting my poetry. If you look at some of my older posts you will find a lot of poetry. I love your pictures of Hanging Lake - beautiful. I was in Denver for a while a few years ago and then caught the Amtrak to Salt Lake City - it was a beautiful journey through the most amazing countryside. I agree with you about the American West - this year we have been to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona - such wide open spaces - such lovely people. Call on me again. Am adding you to my blog list!

Dreadnought said...

Hi Redclover, I wish I was there with you as it looks just my kinda place to be. Do you think anyone has ever climbed that hill in the first picture. You're right about nature being the best gardener. Bob

Crafty Green Poet said...

what wonderful photos. It looks like a great place

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

All I can say is WOW! Now I want to come over right now and visit. I'll just have to keep on saving won't I. Great blog as always! Liz

Sally said...

The pictures are awesome! May I steal a few of them.

-m- aka sally