As the summer season rolls along we see families come and go as they are fortunate enough to spend a week or so of their year enjoying this special corner of the rockies. The mornings start off quietly with folks out enjoying a steaming cup of coffee on the front porch of their cabin looking out over the Fall River Valley. Deer Mountain stands guard high above with its imposing cliffs often causing ones imagination to run wild with thoughts of exploring the mountains flanks. And the last remnants of winters snow can still be seen along the slopes of Sundance Mountain to the west, keeping watch over the entire valley like a proud parent. Birds are busy working the feeders around the property and the chipmunks and ground squirrels are just as busy cleaning up the birds messy eating habits from the ground. It’s easy to let one cup of coffee turn in to two turn into three and before you know it the morning is escaping you! But most don’t fall into that trap every day and manage to get their gear together to hit the trails. After all, this area has some of the best hiking in the world and most are eager to take full advantage!
As I walked the property this morning, our wonderful staff hard at work making things look great for our guests, the animals scurrying about, a cool breeze coming off the divide, I couldn’t help but realize how lucky I am to call this little piece of land on the slopes of McGregor Mountain home. To see it through the seasons, day after day, to know the animals that call it home, to see the storms roll in, and then to see the skies clear… it’s a special place!
Here are a few shots from this morn… enjoy!