On a recent Sunday afternoon, we opted to escape the heat of Denver for our neighboring higher altitudes.  Nicolas had recalled that the road to Mt. Evans (one of Colorado’s 14ers) had become free to the public (so long as you don’t use their facilities).  Using this as an opportunity to continue ‘playing’ with the new camera lens, we stopped for a picnic lunch at the picturesque Echo Lake, which is near the entry for Mt. Evans road.

After enjoying a couple of hours around the lake, we then made the trek up Mt. Evans, stopping at various points along the way.  We have only done the drive a few times in our lives, but one thing for certain is there are always crowds of people, stellar views, and even groupings of mountain goats.  It was a nice 6-hour trip that is MUCH better than having air conditioning!!