I am sitting here reminiscing about spring break. I am pretty sure that this was the quickest spring break of my life. I made it a goal to do something active everyday of being in Colorado during the break (I went to Utah for a few days as well). I made it to St. Peters Dome, attempted Mount Rosa and visited the paint mines in Calhan Colorado with my friend Jessica. I would love to do a cool photo session here with someone who has a super long flowy dress. I am sure you could get some wicked photos here with the wind!
The paint mines are a well-kept secret in Colorado. You turn on a dirt road in the middle of a field, park, take a little walk to the other side of the hill and all of a sudden, BOOM, there it is. It is simply spectacular, the assortment of whites, reds, yellows and orange in such a small area is breathtaking. I learned that Native Americans used these clay deposits for paints and pottery. Later on, settlers would mine the clay to make bricks. Nature is cool.
On a sidenote, somehow I accidentally deleted almost half of the pictures on my blog. I had to go back and fix almost all of the posts last night. That was super annoying!
Know of any other hidden gems that I need to check out? Leave me a comment if you do! I’d love to check them out 🙂
What a landscape!
Right!? Colorado is pretty amazing.
Pulpit Rock Open Space http://cstrails.com/Hike_Pulpit_Rock.html
I’ve never been, but a friend of mine just went and really enjoyed it.
Yes! Go check it out. It’s really pretty. The ROTC offices are right there and we used to go over there for some training.
I enjoyed your photos. Whenever I am at the Paint Mines, I take dozens. The place never grows old. Incidentally, I also wrote a post about it only last week!
It’s a beautiful place and I agree, you can go there multiple times and each time, it’s just as beautiful as the last. I will head over and check out your photos!
Sounds lie you had an awesome spring break! What a picturesque place to visit