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I had to post something red for Valentine’s Day… so I found this red Indian Paintbrush wildflower that I saw in Rocky Mountain National Park last summer. I thought it was so pretty. I hope you like it!
We hiked up to Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park the other day on the spur of the moment. We figured we’d go as far as we could and then we’d turn around, depending on how deep the snow was or how slippery it got on the trail.
It was a gorgeous hike up, as we were the first to break trail that particular day after it had snowed a few inches. The going up was fine but coming down it was a bit slippery in places. So we picked up two sticks on the side of the trail and used them as hiking sticks. What a difference that made! That extra “leg” makes all the difference in the world.
When we got down to the flat meadows again, we put them on the side of the trail for someone else in need.
It was a great hike and I am so glad we decided to hike all the way up to Cub Lake. It was just gorgeous!
I think the Pearly Everlasting wildflower is one of the prettiest of the wildflowers in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. When it starts to bud, it looks just like a shiny, white pearl. And then as it blossoms, the petals come out and it looks like a bouquet of pretty, little, delicate white wildflowers.
Have you ever seen a Pearly Everlasting wildflower?
The weather was gorgeous at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park and so beautiful for this time of the year. The trails were snow-covered and the fences lined the beginning of the hike at the bridge.