|A typical view on the Pike's Peak Ranger District|
I camped, hiked, and hunted. I planted trees with the Boy Scouts, trees that probably burned in one of the many forest fires in the Buffalo Creek area since those days.
But I never loved it. When I saw views that opened up after the big Hayman Fire in 2002, I kind of thought that was an improvement, heretical as it may sound.
|Signal Butte rises north of Florissant, Colorado.|
|A typical forest road in a typical draw on the Pike.|