Today I went for a hike in the back yard for the first time
-- to explore the hogback city park/open space. As you can see that there
is a lot of damage to the fragile turf from motorcycles. Too bad, for it is
such an extraordinary geological formation - unique and beautiful.
Its part of The Dakota Hogback that runs from Wyoming to New Mexico. I was out there for 2 1/2 hours and never saw or heard a bike -- didn't see anyone else either. Its nice to have a place to hike right in the neighborhood.
I hope the city can do something with it as it intends. I hope to get involved -- 'Friends of the hogbacks'.
You can see the tip of Pikes Peak in the way background.
Way left you can see Green Horn Mountain, the tallest in that Wet Mountain range.
Facing North. The big hogback fades and the smaller pig backs dwindle.
Show is over -- back to class. C
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