Springtime Above Ouray

View of Ouray, Colorado

This afternoon I got out for a four hour hike above Ouray. The trails around here are mostly dry, at least on all but the most northerly facing slopes. I did a nice bushwhack hike to the top of a peak that I always see from my house, complete with a slightly hairy scramble to the top of some big outcropped rocks. It felt so good to get out hiking in summer weather, especially after being cooped up at the computer for a few weeks. It always amazes me how much simple exercise improves my mental health.

P.S. – I boosted the contrast on this photo to make it a little more viewable… the camera doesn’t do so well in flat sunny afternoon light like this.

2 thoughts on “Springtime Above Ouray

  1. Thanks for the update, glad you hear your out hiking again! I know the feeling of nothing to shoot considering I’m in Nebraska…haha Glad to hear your going to Norway! thats top on my list of international travels! can’t wait to hear your report. Have fun in the Tetons!

  2. Jack,

    Good to see you posting again. I’m still in awe of all the dust down your way. I’ve been looking at some trip reports on 14ers.com and it is just disgusting. On a more exciting note, I’m absolutely loving the 12-60 lens…what an awesome piece of glass. Have a great trip to the Tetons. Hopefully you’ll find some pure white snow.

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