Although you can’t really tell it by looking at the pics. . .
there really are seven distinct and separate waterfalls. . .
each one as beautiful as the last. . .
but the only true way to see each and every one of them distinctively
is to climb the two staircases like this one, totaling 224 steps. . .
I heard one of the guys telling someone that when you get
short winded. . .don’t stop. ..cause then your legs will freeze up. . .
great huh. . .I climbed 10 steps. . .rested. . .10 steps. . .rested. . .
and so on, and so forth. . .of course I pretended to be reading
the signs about each waterfall. . .hey, whatever works!
I love, love, love this horsetail fall, with the pool at the bottom. . .
You know how you always read in those historical romances. . .
(I mean novels) about bathing under the waterfall. . .
can’t you just imagine that happening here? So beautiful. . .
So. . .as if climbing 224 stairs straight up wasn’t enough. . .
we decided to hike an additional mile and 400 more feet in elevation. . .
to Inspiration Point. . .
This was the trail. . .
catching our breath. . .
love these granite outcroppings. . .
our first view of Colorado Springs
from the summit.
and with the zoom. . .so beautiful. . .and so worth it!
Yes I plan to make many more hikes like this during the
summer we spend in the Rocky Mountains. . .wish me luck!