I had one more self-made task in Colorado Springs, on July 31. The course of Cheyenne Creek, above Seven Falls, is itself an interesting region, with breathtaking views of the city below, and of Garden of the Gods, on a great day.
Here is what I saw, above the Falls.
There is a Hidden Falls, above the seven.
After that, the trail gets serious,j just for a bit.
Pikes Peak lurks in the background- always the 800- pound gorilla.
There are also impressive peaks, nearby.
Helen Hunt Jackson, whose tomb is there, was one of the driving forces behind conservation of this area.
The same could be said of Melvin Weimer.
They oversee the promised views.
That is, until Mayhem, like me, gets in the way.
I didn’t need it that day, but there is an elevator, to and from the parking lot, to the mid-point of the Falls.
A couple of postscripts to this paean to Seven Falls. On my way down to the Four Corners, I caught these scenes in Del Norte, one of my favourite SoCo towns.
One of these days, I am going to stay at La Casa Bonita. The plumbing was sitting outside the cabin, on that last night in July. It was all good, though, since I got to sleep under the stars.
Next:; Chimney Rock