Although there are numerous wildfires burning in Colorado, we haven't had any problem here in Mueller except for smoke a few evenings. We have been able to enjoy the beautiful forest here on our morning hikes. On Friday, we hiked to Peak View Pond before going to work. There was no wind and so the pond had nice reflections.
There were grand vistas along the trail, as well as the forest.
Aspen trees are what provide the wonderful fall colors in Colorado. At this time of the year, they are green and beautiful. There are many large aspen trees in the park.
On Monday's 6-mile hike, we walked through beautiful forests in a remote part of the park.
At times the ground was covered in a thick carpet of grass.
Near the end of the trail, we saw this Mountain Bluebird either building a nest or feeding her young. The photo isn't great because of the light, but isn't this a cute bird?
There were also lots of wildflowers blooming, but I will save them for another post. I do want you to see the beautiful valley we pass each time we drive into Woodland Park. Wouldn't you love a view like this out of your front window?