Very special indeed.
It's a Great Blue Heron with its long, thin neck folded in a fashion which is characteristic, but features geometry that makes my head hurt. They are common out here around lakes and waterways. They live year round out your way, too, but as a large-ish bird among giants. Out here, they're one of the biggest bird species to be seen and all the more impressive for it .Rare Colorado Mountain Heron?
Sounds like a terrible day. I feel really sorry for all you guys.
I guess not every event can be a resounding success.
I can see why most folks joined: "Bill Saiff’s West View Lodge to Stony Point Lighthouse, to Wehle State Park, to Association Island RV Park for a gourmet Rest Stop, through Henderson Harbor, to Westcott Beach State Park, scenic North and South Harbor Roads and return to Bill Saiff’s West View Lodge for a celebration, spaghetti and meatball lunch." Basically this was a Food Cruise with a party ....... I cannot even contemplate "gourmet rest stop." The words don't make sense to me.
Here's part of the problem--53.3 miles · +1,523 ft of climbing. Way too much climbing ... they should have scheduled the ride in Flatahoma. And the the organizers ordered extra wind? Bad idea.
Looks like a good cause. Too bad it wasn't better attended.
Last question---did you let your wife beat you to the line?
I am certainly lucky to live where I live! The Denver area has an incredible trail network, and our wet Spring has really brought the vegetation out. What an enhancement to our scenery all the green has been.Someone needs to import trails like those to Flatahoma.