My friend Sarah was visiting from Berkeley, CA for the weekend. As she is a hiking enthusiast, the first thing we did was go up to Horsetooth Rock, which—despite being an icon of Fort Collins and one I can see from my front windows—is a landmark I have never been up to.
Sarah is also a birding and plant guru, so we stopped a lot during our hike to teach me a bit about the wildlife. Or tried to, that is. I’ve already forgotten the names of most of the plant species she pointed out to me. Hence in my photo galleries you will see the captions are of the rather nondescript “these are yellow flowers” variety.
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