My friend's house backs onto US Forest Service land filled with trails and wonderful views. After a stop at the house for lunch and a warm up it was time to head up the hill behind the house for a quick view.
By the time we headed out the temperature had dropped into the teens, the wind was howling, and snow flakes were in the air. My desires to stay out a while to absorb the views conflicted with the difficulty I was having standing still. Brrr! that wind was cold!
looking towards Colorado Springs
remnants of trees burned in the fires of 2012