Saturday, June 14, 2014
Golden Gate Canyon Hike
Today my younger son and I took a hike in the Golden Gate Canyon State Park. To be specific, we hiked the Coyote trail, which took us past Bootleg Bottom, where we observed a cabin used by moonshiners during Prohibition. Close by we were surprised to discover a defunct gasoline-powered steamroller from the late 1950s or early 1960s. (My Internet research failed to determine whether it was a Buffalo Springfield, an International Harvester, a Galion, or some other brand.) Few things are more unexpected than a steamroller beside a forest trail.
The Coyote trail then intersected the Mule Deer trail, which took us on a long loop past Panorama Point before returning us to our car. Panorama Point, a favorite wedding venue, afforded striking views of the Rocky Mountains that my little camera and I were incompetent to capture. But I'll include a photo anyway.