Mueller State Park, Colorado, August 28, 2004
The snow on Pike’s Peak had fallen during the previous night. By the end of the day it was gone. It was a sure sign that the summer was drawing to a close.
We had rented a cabin for a week in an area next to this park.
The Mueller Park area was once part of Mueller Ranch, created by W.E. Mueller by combining ten ranches and homesteads that he had purchased. In the 1980s, the Mueller family designated the ranch as a game preserve. Later the ranch was purchased by the Nature Conservancy, Colorado State Parks and Division of Wildlife. The old ranch road in the photo above is now one of many trails in the park, used as both a hiking trail and a horse trail.
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- A View from Pikes Peak
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- Storm over Old Colorado
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