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Hike — Deer Creek Canyon

The family took a hike in Deer Creek Canyon, at the southwest corner of the Denver metro area last week. This was before it turned cold and rainy/snowy. The trail has a mixture of grassland, scrub brush, and forest (Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, scrub oak, aspen, and others).

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Poison ivy along the trail

Poison ivy along the trail

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Precambrian gneiss outcrop

Precambrian gneiss outcrop

A forested path

A forested path

Denver skyline from a distance

Denver skyline from a distance

Looking across to Pennsylvanian Fountain Formation, xxx Lyons Formation, Jurassic Morrison Formation, and Cretaceous Dakota Formation

Looking across to Fountain, Lyons, Morrison, and Dakota formations (Pennsylvanian through Cretaceous)

Google Earth view of the trail

Google Earth view of the trail

Grace and Peace

September 24, 2009 - Posted by | Misc, Nature | ,

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