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Roxborough Spring

Roxborough State Park,
South of Denver, Colorado.

One of my best purchases of the year has been the Best of Colorado book by iconic Colorado photographer John Fielder.

I had purchased this book to find some new hiking destinations for Andrew and I during the seasons when the high alpine trails were under the snow. One of my favorite discoveries this year has been the wonderful red rock formations of Roxborough Park. If you visit the theme on the left you will see I have done a November visit .. which was all about the red stone .. a Winter visit about the snow against the stone .. but Fielder strongly suggested that Spring was the time to visit .. when the red stone would be contrasted with the vibrant new life.

I was scared that my trip on this day was not going to work out. It was the memorial day holiday weekend so I was worried the park would be crawling with people .. but luckily it was not so bad.

Roxborough is a morning place .. all the angles seem best then .. but I thought it would be a lovely day to take the whole family .. so in addition to my wife, Andrew and I ... we had to get the two girls (7 and 4) out the door ... needless to say we were pushing time .. I was fretting all the way down at the empty blue hazy sky as I watched the sun climb up .. but luckily when we got to the park there was a lovely cloud bank filled with Spring rain dancing with the late morning sun light .. Many times it was beyond me .. too dark .. too bright .. but when it was within my skill it was wonderful. The park was beyond what I had imagined it would be in the Spring.

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