Big Meadows Hike

Our time here in South Fork, Colorado, is much too quickly coming to an end. We have so enjoyed our time here, and we are going to sorely miss our new friends, Ken and Tricia, and all the good times we have had with them. But, we’re making plans to get together again somewhere in our travels. They both love to hike, and fish, as much as we do, and I swear we have never laughed so much in our lives as we have this past month with them.

Ken does beautiful wood carving work. In addition to the old world Santa carving he made for us, he also carved these beautiful old world walking sticks for us. They just need another couple of coats of oil on them and they will be ready to use. Can’t thank him enough for making these for us.


We’ve fished many times with Ken and Tricia at Big Meadows Lake, but yesterday morning, we did the 2 1/2 – 3 mile hike around the lake. Such a beautiful, peaceful, place to fish and/or hike. Take note of the dead trees seen in this picture. That is caused by a bark beetle that has destroyed so many trees in and around Colorado. Such a sad thing to see.

This young deer hangs out around the lake and isn’t really afraid of people.

It never did run away, just turned to see what I was doing as I approached it to take the pictures.

Something about a red boat sitting on the shoreline that speaks to me. Just had to take a picture of this one.

Not all the trees have been affected by the bark beetles, many of them are still strong and beautiful, like this one with baby pine cones all over it.

Around every bend of the trail is another beautiful view of the lake.

Some areas of the trail are hidden, and some are right out in the open. Both are equally beautiful to me.

We saw lots of these bushes with big, red,

and white berries on them. Not sure if they are edible, or if they are ripe when they are red or white, and I wasn’t going to try them to find out… 🙂

Somewhere around this area of the hike, I stopped to take a picture of some purple and yellow flowers, lost my balance, and fell face first on the trail. Had I stepped back 2 inches, I would have gone over a cliff. Lucky for me I was able to get my hands out to catch my fall so I didn’t hit my face, but boy, are my shoulders sore!!

I have been looking for a Moose since we landed here in South Fork but haven’t seen one yet. I keep being told that they hang out in wet, marshy, areas like this… but still, no Moose here…

This pretty black and white butterfly landed on the yellow flower just as I snapped the picture.

These pretty purple flowers are called monkshood. They are everywhere around this area.

These green and yellow plants are called corn lily, and they are abundant throughout the area as well.

Sure going to miss these two great, fun-loving, people.

I just hate saying goodbyes, so I won’t! I’ll just say thank-you for a fun-filled month in beautiful South Fork, Colorado. Until we meet again!

I hope you enjoyed this tour of our hike around Big Meadows Lake. I haven’t been able to do as many blog posts as I would have liked because the internet here in the high mountains is sketchy at best.

Stay Tuned!


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin
    Jul 26, 2018 @ 18:31:40

    What gorgeous photos! I’m sure it’s sad to leave your new found friends, but that just means the future get togethers will be even more special! I’m so happy that you’ve had a wonderful time in this area. But, more adventure awaits you! And we can’t wait to hear about it! Love you girl!!! xoxoxo


    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 12:44:48

      Thank you frissy. It is sad to leave this beautiful area and our new friends, but we are excited and looking forward to seeing what adventures await us in Kremmling, Colorado. Love and miss you. XoXo


  2. Bill
    Jul 26, 2018 @ 19:36:36

    I too am going to miss Ken and Trisha, what a great time we have had. Big Meadows has been a real good place to fish,we always came back with fish. I love it here.


    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 12:46:21

      I love it here too and hope we get to come back someday, but for now I’m looking forward to having more fun in Kremmling, Colorado. Who knows what adventures await us there… XoXo


  3. Karen
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 14:42:24

    Just love your pictures. So glad you weren’t seriously hurt in your fall. Love you and look forward to your next adventure!


    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 19:28:54

      Thank-you Karen. I wasn’t seriously hurt, just bruised and sore… I’m getting a little too old to be bouncing off a mountain trail. Ha!Love you too and hope all is well with you and yours. XoXo


  4. Ellen Kaufman
    Jul 27, 2018 @ 15:00:46

    Beautiful country and delicious eating healthy eating for you here . Glad you enjoyed your new friends and now time to go off and take on new adventures discovering this beautiful earth. Safe journey, love you both!


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