Castle Rock/South Table Mountain Hike

Yesterday Nat and I finally did the South Table Mountain Hike. I see this iconic symbol of Golden everday when I look out the windows of our home and now I can say: "been there done that!" Here are some of my favorite images from the hike:

This picture was taken this past winter, just wanted to give you a referenece of what we hiked:

These puffs of fluffiness are all over Golden. I am pretty sure they are in daffodil family, the puffs are just a little different than your typical lawn monsters:

We were almost to the top at this point. I love this picture of Nat looking off with Golden in the background:

Turn around from the previous picture of Nat & you get a great under view of the exposed rock:

Once we were at the top there where tons of cactus with beautiful flowers, this is one of my favortie pictures of the day. I think it is neat because I have never lived where cactus are native to the land and now I do. It seems peculiar that something so rugged can produce such a beautiful delicate flower:

There used to be a beer garden a top of the castle rock, but it burned down. Remaining is the stair case, which made the climb pretty easy:

At the top Nat & Corrina walking to the edge:

Looking down at the trail that brought us to the top of Golden:

Our town:


Rory and Cindy said...

Sweet, you must be in great shape!

Living the Life said...

Jackie...Once again I am in "awe" of your creative talents AND of the wonderful city you and Nat have chosen to call home....I loved your thoughts on the cactus...God kind of threw some surprises in with creating cactus, eh?? How long is the hike? I know you guys have so much fun with your weekends...you ALWAYS seem to pack in some wonderful adventure along the way! Keep the pictures coming.....oh... and could you ask Nat or Corinna to take a picture of you every now and then...I miss seeing your gorgeous face and smile....lol...but I never tire of seeing the 2 of them!!

Love you forever,

mom Beal said...

I'm so glad you're checking out the best hiking in the Golden area. It has always been a dream of mine to hike in the Colorado Rockies. I do believe it will be coming true one of these days.

Can you check out the white water rafting?? Another dream of mine. What great family bonding that would make!

Love the pictures and commentary. I agree with Teresa, we need to see more of you in these pictures. Have Nat share the camera duties.

Love, Mom B

Sarah said...

love your little town... would like to see it once again and more importantly you, i'm with your mom, post a pic of the fabulous jackie!