[Trees after snowing.... The whole world was covered with snow....... Have you seen this lately?]
While Kristin and I were in the Rocky Mountains, I had an opportunity to practice hiking for five consecutive days from April 28th through May 2nd. Every day, I hiked on average for 4 hours a day and the last day I was able to hike 20 miles from Grand Lake to the condominium in Silvercreek nearby Granby over 7 and a half hours. It was great joy and blessing to me that I was able to finish it despite weather challenges due to sporadic snowing. I originally planned to hike for 6 days to prepare for the 6-day hike that I am planning to do in climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) in August along with seven others, but I had to settle for 5 days.
During five days, almost everyday it snowed. On Friday, I had to settle for walking on tread mill, but overall it was a wonderful experience to walk the beautiful Rocky Mountains covered with snow.
On May 5th, Kristin and I drove from Granby to Pagosa Springs. It was a 300 mile distance and it ended up with 360 miles because we got lost once in the mountains. It was a spectacular view all the way with the mountains still covered with snow and the blue sky contasting with white clouds. It was sunny and everything was photo perfect. I drove for seven hours but it was a very plesant drive and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Throughout the journey we praised almighty God who created this beautiful nature with His word. Much of the nature has been ruined by human destruction but we could still feel the unspoiled beauty of the nature. America is a blessed country. - Jeffrey