Douglas Triggs (doubt72) wrote,
Douglas Triggs

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Green Mountain

Did a quick hike up Green Mountain today (which is, for the moment, actually green), and like I pretty much never do, I took my camera with me. And, well, took pictures. Only kept a few -- the sky was a bit hazy today, with a bit of a brown cloud over Denver, so couldn't really take the money shot of downtown from the top. Maybe some other time.

Anyway, for those that don't know, Green Mountain (neither a mountain nor -- usually -- green) is my typical weekday hike, which I generally do a couple times a week in the summer (saving the bigger hikes for the weekends). It's only about six or eight hundred feet to the top from the trailhead, and takes about an hour and a half to the summit and back. Best of all, the trailhead is only a few blocks from my apartment, making it a good way to get some quick exercise on weekdays when I don't want to take too much time from work and such. I'm thinking of maybe trying to bike up to the top this summer; I haven't done much biking the last few years, but I think I might be in good enough shape to pull it off soon (it's pretty steep -- but, need to get some biking in to keep my knees healthy if I plan to do any fourteeners this year).

Anyway, pictures:

A view of the Hayden trail going up:

There were a few wildflowers blooming, but not many yet (that'll happen over the next two or three months, and by the time everything's done, the mountain will be more brown than green). The best were the little barrel cactus (the prickly pears will bloom later):

This little cactus was a bit of an over-achiever:

Two cactus. This picture (even more than the last two) show how badly the image degrades if you zoom in on my little S300 -- but given the miniscule aperture, that's not really that surprising.

View of Red Rocks and Mt. Evans from near the top -- you can see most all of Denver and the rest of the Front Range from up there (version with notes):

Flickr set is available here (it's just the same pictures, though).

Tags: colorado summer 07

  • New House

    So, uh, we have a new house. And I took pictures with the SLR for the first time in, what, two years? Have an HDR: (Click through the image for…

  • So Quiet...

    So, haven't posted here in a long, long time. Mostly because the game stuff has moved elsewhere ( here for one), and haven't done any photography…

  • That Thing About That One thing

    And it's done... It's actually been out for a couple days, but the last couple of evenings have been hectic; Tuesday there was a Muse concert and…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded