This is one of the most scenic roads we've ever been on and we take every opportunity to do things that will route us that way.
Before we leave for the day either Dave or I take Lewis and Sasha (separately or together) to the nice grassy off leash dog area to let Lew have some fun with his new ball and to let Sasha read the newspaper.
|Lewis likes to carry his own ball to the park|
|off they go|
We drove past the turn off for Fisher Towers and explored a bit further north along the river to find a nice spot for lunch.
|layers of scenery|
|"water side lunch spot with riparian entertainments"|
After lunch we put on our boots, grabbed our hiking poles and started out on the trail toward the Fisher Towers.
|follow the trail down to the canyon floor|
|life springs from cracked earth|
We didn't complete the entire distance, the trail had plenty of ups and downs and passed through an extremely beautiful little canyon as it wound its way up to the towering formations. Dave reminds me its the journey, not the destination and after a few miles we turned around and did the ups and downs back to the jeep.
We could see a few people way ahead of us and we did see another couple and their little dog as we passed them or they passed us - other than that it was ours to explore.
|carpet of fragrant juniper berries|
These towers are favorites for rock climbers but we weren't lucky enough to see any of them this time. One of the towers (named Ancient Art) was used in the famous Citicard tv commercial a few years ago.
High winds and possible rain were forecast for today so we decided to hang around home and take care of a few little projects.