These pictures were taken on a hike out of Molas Pass. It is up near Silverton and starts out at 10,500 feet - so breathing is a bit challenging. The hike starts with a 4 mile descent to the Animas River. I can not even count how many times I said, "Oh my gosh - that is so majestic." "Wow - God outdid Himself here." Alan and I have decided that to see the most beautiful things, you have to be willing to go on a difficult hike. After enjoying the river, seeing the Durango/Silverton train and having our picnic lunch, we began the hike back up for 4 miles. Let's just say that hiking back up 4 miles is a bit harder than hiking down 4 miles - but it was well worth it. I enjoyed the challenge and the sheer beauty of it.
I never cease to be amazed at the creativity of God.
|Molas Lake - our starting point|
|The color was amazing against the snow topped mountains.|
|There is nothing like a big, blue Colorado sky.|
|I never get over the majesty of the mountains.|
|I love the view through the trees.|
|Magical fallen leaves|
|Durango/Silverton Steam Engine Train|
Thank you, gracious Father, for filling my life with such beauty.