September 30 - Casper Mountain / by Nathan Carterette

casper mountain goes to an elevation of about 8,000 feet, and the bridle trail is close to 5 miles long. the walk is full of fresh air, ponderosa pine, and aspen trees. apparently a homesteader who lived on the mountain, Elizabeth Neal Forsling, gave an acreage to the county to celebrate Midsummer’s Eve, and created a bunch of fairy shrines for the purpose. i did not see those sadly.

 after the initial 60 degree incline, a view of casper below

after the initial 60 degree incline, a view of casper below

 getting higher to the rocky part

getting higher to the rocky part

 eventually the mist cleared

eventually the mist cleared

 forest and mist

forest and mist

 the waterfall

the waterfall