This week we decided to take a bit of a break on our weekly hikes by heading up to Chaffee and Summit County, Colorado and the historic towns of Nathrop, St. Elmo and Breckenridge.
Our first stop was beautiful Agnes Vallie Falls. Only a mile round trip, the hike up was really fun. The beginning of the trail consists of about a quarter mile of well groomed granite steps. The waterfall is in an interesting area where the rocky terrain tilts sideways in all direction and the falling water is the only way to get your balance bearings. Sandy and I sat back and watched the falls for several minutes. It was a very relaxing time.
Here is a neat link that shows the history of the town:
After leaving St. Elmo we headed to the resort at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. It is really neat. It has several hot springs which heat about a total of fifteen pools. Several of the pools are in the river, so you adjust some loose rocks to allow just the right cool river water into your really hot spot. It is a real engineering feat to get just the right amount of mix so the temperature is just right.