My hike last Friday was a short one (5.38 miles) as I had my PAMG responsibilities in the afternoon. PAMG? Professional Assistant to the Mother of the Groom. PAMG, for short. Map Master’s son was getting hitched on Saturday and today was the rehearsal dinner.
I didn’t really have time to wander up into the mountains, so chose a few trails close to Broomfield. So close — they were actually IN Broomfield. And thank goodness I started early, because it was a HOT day!
Sometimes you head out on a trail just expecting to clock a few miles and return home. But that sounded boring to me. I thought maybe I could make this a tad more interesting by just paying attention to my surroundings.
Ready. Set. Hike!
I need Map Master’s Wildflower Guide to give you a name, but let’s just say there were lots of very bright yellow flowers near the side of the trail …..
….. that turned into a field of bright yellow flowers.
In fact — there were several beautiful wildflowers along the trail …..
….. including a field of baby’s breath.
About half way into my hike, I passed by the Broomfield bridge that washed out with the flood of 2013. My guess is they are never going to fix our little bridge.
The Imel trail provided lots of interesting things. First, an old farm hay rake.
Something with HUGE wings flew right by me. It turned out to be a Heron.
Lying on the trail was a beautiful owl feather. Everyone knows that finding feathers on the trail is good luck (I might have made this up). Saturday I passed the feather on to Map Master’s son.
And, finally, I saw a little mouse napping right in the middle of the trail.
Time was running out, so I turned around to get started on my PAMG duties.
Map Master! I was happy to help you, and honored to be your PAMG. Of course — there are some perks for being a Professional Assistant!