The warm weather weekends are not with us for much longer this year. I decided to head west into the mountains and get away from the concrete. I had no real destination, just a journey.

A friend of mine had hiked Ptarmigan Lake just outside of Buena Vista and said it was a great hike. I was in the area so that sounded like my destination. I never made it to Ptarmigan Lake. It helps if you actually take the correct trail at the trail-head!

I was in a bit of a hurry for some reason and headed out on the first walking path that looked like a trail. I soon discovered the errors of my ways, but continued to hike pretty much randomly in the Ptarmigan Lake area for about three hours! It was a great hike.