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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Full Time RV Travel: Seven Falls~Colorado Springs CO


Although you can’t really tell it by looking at the pics. . .
2012-04-27 Seven Falls
each one as beautiful as the last. . .
2012-04-27 Seven Falls
but the only true way to see each and every one of them distinctively
Just a portion of the 277 steps to the top of Seven Falls
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!
2012-04-27 Seven Falls
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. . .
Trail map copy
So. . .as if climbing 224 stairs straight up wasn’t enough. . .
we decided to hike an additional mile and 400 more feet in elevation. . .
Hike to Inspiration Point -  Seven Falls
Hike to Inspiration Point -  Seven Falls
This was the trail. . .
Dave catching his breath - Hike to Inspiration Point -  Seven FallsJanice catching her breath - Hike to Inspiration Point -  Seven Falls
catching our breath. . .
Hike to Inspiration Point -  Seven Falls
love these granite outcroppings. . .
The view from Inspiration Point -  Seven Falls
our first view of Colorado Springs
Hike to Inspiration Point -  Seven Falls
from the summit.
The view from Inspiration Point -  Seven Falls
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!

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