When the 66,000 acre Comanche Peak Wilderness is right out the back door, why not make the most of a beautiful winter day!
It’s easy to forget that we live right in the middle of the Roosevelt National Forest, the old adage about not seeing the forest for the trees.
After having been in Florida heat and humidity for the last 3 weeks, I needed some wilderness time to get some nice dry, thin mountain air into my system.
A short 5-miler up the North Fork trail is the perfect remedy for what ails you, with beautiful puffy clouds, abundant powdery snow, and the North Fork of the Big Thompson River bubbling away noisily beneath its ice and snow covering.
We even had a moose that crossed the trail in front of us, although we weren’t able to find him in the trees.
Not a bad way to spend a mid-winter Sunday afternoon.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild - Comanche Peak Wilderness
Heading up the North Fork trail into the Comanche Peak Wilderness.


Through the Trees

Through the Trees - Comanche Peak Wilderness
Orange trees, blue sky, green pine needles, and white snow.


Colorado Blue Spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce
Some of these Colorado Blue Spruce trees are massive!


No Horses Today

No Horses Today
No horses at Cheley Camp in the wintertime…