Wednesday Walk ---> Brainard Lake, Colorado & The Continental Divide!!

in steemusa •  3 months ago

This week I joined quite a few new groups. For some reason I have a habit of getting to know a lot of people, maybe it's my political science major from college, or maybe it's just my enjoyment of getting to know others. Either way, I find it very helpful for my growth here on Steemit. Finding new projects to support, helping new people on the platform, and staying encouraged through the ups and downs of Steemit.


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Health Benefits of Walking


As I found my way to finally join @steemusa, I finally followed one of my favorite Steemians, @Tattoodjay who I've "known" since coming on Steemit. He's encouraged a lot of us from baby planks to who we've become today. For many he gave us our first @tipu and possibly our first @steembasicincome. Wherever I go, I seem to run into Tatt (as I call him), and he is one of the big honchos over there.


Quote by Tatt:

"This was on a recent visit to Walnut beach at sunrise, was quite a beautiful morning, and I got the shot at this angle to capture the beach line, the rock Cairns in the foreground and the rising sun and Charles Island in the background."Photo by @tattoodjay


Well, Tatt created this great Wednesday Walk initiative that just gets people out of their house and to take a photo. Instead of just sitting at home typing on Steemit all day or working from home, this helps to get some activity and an opportunity for us to use our camera. Did I mention Tatt is a photographer? Although, he says he's only an amateur he takes fantastic photos.

Recently, I happened to take a drive then walk around Brainard Lake, Colorado, and of course I had to share it with my Steem Fam.


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Summer Map of Brainard Lake


One thing I love most about Colorado is the enchanting feeling I get when I go for a walk. How everything lives naturally in most parts of this state. Throughout my travels experiencing this type of beauty has not happened often and its always a breathtaking experience.

Let me just clarify one thing about Wednesday Walk, Tatt's initiative is to just go out into your backyard or a walk around the block. The walk I took was just something I happened to have done in my spare time.


Photos taken by @eaglespirit


Colorado State parks says the following about this area:

Set in a glacially-carved valley, the Brainard Lake Recreation Area is the most popular destination on the Boulder Ranger District. Expect 1-2 hour traffic delays to enter this area on weekends (there is no bypass route for campers with reservations). This line of vehicles can be up to a mile long at times.

Fortunately, I went during the week so there wasn't too much traffic and I was able to enjoy this walk free of too many people.

As I walked around the bend of the lake. What do I see -- as much as I could anyway since it was getting very windy and a bit chilly -- a great view of the lake and The Continental Divide.


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The wildlife is abundant with plenty of fish, moose, deer, mountain lion and bear. An ecological study has been in process by the United Nations since 1980. I'm not sure how I feel about that one, having the United Nations delving and researching on American soil makes my hair stand on edge, but I'll leave that issue alone for now.

Let us continue on this wonderful walk ...


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Photo taken by @eaglespirit


There are four main trails in the area but I chose Mitchell Trail for the smaller lake and view of the continental divide. Also, I love to see the wildflowers during this time of the year.


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There's even these beautiful little waterfalls everywhere and while sitting in the sun you can just enjoy a quite moment meditating or relaxing.

So, if you are looking to step up your game by not sitting in front of the computer all day (being a non-stop Steemian). Take some time to breathing a little bit of fresh air once in awhile, maybe even lose a few pounds. I highly suggest you take on this Wednesday Walk initiated by @Tattoodjay.

This was a gorgeous walk I took and an initiative I plan on supporting every Wednesday. As always, if you have any comments, I always love reading what you have to say!

Yours,

Eagle Spirit

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Greetings,

Thank you for stopping by to read my blog. I’m a Certified Indian Blood member of the Hopi & Apache Native American tribes, Reiki Master-Teacher, Medicine woman in-training, paralegal, researcher, and writer based in the mountains of Colorado, USA. I work closely with fellow planktons and minnows in a few groups by helping them adjust to Steemit and curate quality content. I’m especially interested in finding others who love natural medicine originating from ancient practices, gold and silver, and energy work. Additionally, I'm the creator of #MedicineCardMonday and #FreedomFriday, so if you are interested in receiving a Native American blessing stop by my blog every Monday to say hello!

See you soon, @eaglespirit

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I guess the only question now is: Do they have free wifi?
😑 I will wait. .. ...

Ok seriously though, that does look great, I live in a sort of suburb area so going for a walk is not bad we have grass and kids with grass in their faces... Nope no kids I think they all have computers and need forklifts to get outside. We do have nature, it is always just much better like in yours where you even have the natural sounds, smell and heck even the sun feels better.

When looking at the pics with the forest just across the "pond" a person really just wants to get in there and go wild. :)

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@penderis no wifi at all! LOL dead zone
yes just around the block, backyard, etc. is fine!
yeah the kid thing with not going outside is terrible ... i dont get it? as a kid i couldn't get enough of being
outside. yes yes yes sounds, smells, sights. right on.
i know right!?? the area certainly called for that ... had to hold back tho ... hehe

About you making friends easy, I think that is also because you are very active in your comment section, and apreciate your readers and given feedback.
I think that is at least a small part of why it is fun to read your blog, also you are easy to talk to!
You studied political science? I didn't even know something like that excisted, it sounds so usefull since steemit is kinda similair to politics.
people who know how to be liked/loved will have loads of friends and thus profits. (wich is kind of what politics do/know)
Also people who are not that kind but just know what to say and when to say it (like politicians) will have an easier time than the people who are kind and smart but lack social skills.

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@flyingdutchman aww you are so sweet and kind, thank you!
i did, i did study PS hehe it wasn't bad mostly social behaviors and it came naturally.
not to be a politician per say but more or less just socializing and getting to know people. i love it!
i totally agree with your assessment. 100! :)

@photocircle and @travelfeed ... will you come? LOL!

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Kinda interesting to know what's the UN digging there for? And what's taking them so long in there😕

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@immarojas yeah no kidding! apparently the US sold off quite a bit if land to the UN and who the heck knows, and of course it was under certain administrations that did this without bringing this to the general population. i'm sure this will not stand the test of time. gotta get them out.

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@eaglespirit aww thank you my canna friends! i'll be growin and sharin soon enough!! gonna make that heavenly CBD that everyone is going to just want! and i wont sell it for $60 a bottle either :)

Where glad to have got to know you Eaglespirit!

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@canna-curate thank you so very much my friends! hugs and love to you all

That is some seriously beautiful scenery @eaglespirit! Colorado has so many amazing hiking areas.

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@makinstuff thank you so much Makin! :) you would love it here i'm sure, mostly everyone does, when you come up it will be a great time.

Hey @eaglespirit!

Nice walk, I like the scenery and I like those flowers, I wonder what they might be called, oh yeah it might be Chamaenerion angustifolium, I believe they are called "willowherb" or "fireweed"... (Please correct me if Im wrong... =)

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamaenerion_angustifolium

Cheers!

/FF

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Chamaenerion angustifolium
Chamaenerion angustifolium, known in North America as fireweed, in some parts of Canada as great willowherb, and in Britain as rosebay willowherb, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the willowherb family Onagraceae. It is also known by the synonyms Chamerion angustifolium and Epilobium angustifolium. It is native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, including large parts of the boreal forests.
This species has been placed in the genus Chamaenerion (sometimes given as Chamerion) rather than Epilobium based on several morphological distinctions: spiral (rather than opposite or whorled) leaf arrangement; absence (rather than presence) of a hypanthium; subequal stamens (rather than stamens in two unequal whorls); zygomorphic (rather than actinomorphic) stamens and stigma.

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@friendly-fenix thank you so much FF! love you man! xoxo
wow howd you figure that out? for a native american i do poorly with that stuff
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I like to identify plants and animals, its like a hobby I have, I like plants and animals, almost more then humans sometimes, not to worry yourself, I Iike you!

Im building up a friendship with a crow now feeding it a little bit every time it comes by, they are very intelligent animals...
Today it stayed for a couple of extra seconds and took a good look at me...

I feel a bit like that bird, here on steemit...

Thank you for all your kind replies, you are the best!

/FF

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@friendly-fenix you are so cute! and yayyyy i'm liked i'm liked ... whaa no way! a crow reallly? that is super awesome like totally awesome. they are so smart too.
they talk ya know. :p
you might be merlin incarnate hehe
a magical being .. .ooo my FF is magical for sure!
much love,
ES

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I did work for a guy called Arthur at one point... =)

The crow is very suspicious of me still,
but yesterday he came knocking on my window...

/FF

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@friendly-fenix i'm so interested in the crow tails for realzzz YO ... share share

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The crow, is un pinche mamón right now... Haha... I have to get minced meat, that will do the trick, crows don't like bread... 😂

/FF

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@friendly-fenix oh wow, those sneaky crows! they want meat? hmm what about corn on the cob, he'd like that. i wonder if he will come hang out with you in your home if you let him. LOL that is just amazing. to have a friend as a crow... i love it!!!

Crazy beautiful. What an amazing place you live in. Totally worth a Wednesday walk to clear the head and step away from the screen!

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@riverflows thank you so much RF! ;)
it is pretty sweet i have to admit. i miss the ocean something fierce but it has changed with all the pollution and such, sad to say. Wednesday walk, yay! :)

What a beautiful are and a great walk in such a cool area I nice mix of rugged and gentle beauty

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk tip!

Also thanks for your kind words about me I am just plain old me an average guy who tries to be active on here 😎

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@tattoodjay hey thank you so much, glad you were able to stop by and thank you so much for the Tip! you are so amazing. many people who know you feel the same, its not only me saying this. just so you know. :)

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Given your knowledge and a lovely personality, you should be in ALL the groups :D
Your photos look great and I am glad you had such a nice walk, much love honey 💚

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@zen-art you are so kind sweet Petra, thank you so much for your loving support. much love, eagle

What a refreshingly walk near to nature. The flower, river, mountains.....it made me feel fresh.. Wonderful Photography @eaglespirit

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@steemflow yay thank you so much SF! :)
so happy you felt that one and got to see some of where i live. hugs

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Ohh @eaglespirit you live in paradise...woww i never knew..😉👍

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@steemflow aww yeah kinda but nothing like where you live but thats ok. you live in the holy land for sure! i'd love to go there someday. tears.

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You are most welcome @eaglespirit if you say holy place..then definatelly you will enjoy some cool holy places of haridwar, varanasi and other places.....there are many things to explore....

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@steemflow oh yeas yeassss you are speakin my lingo here ... i would love this so very much .... like a dream come true.

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Hahaha thanks...would love to see you here some day..👍

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@steemflow i would love an india meetup ... oh if only!

This post has received a 3.13 % upvote from @drotto thanks to: @sbi-booster.

I like Outside. It is the perfect place to stay fit healthy and balanced. Keep enjoying yourself and nature!

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@billmega most definitely, its amazing how many people like being inside these days. thank you so much kind bill! :)

Love the mountains in the background..
The waterfalls..i thought they were streams😂🤣😆

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@immarojas thank you so much and it very well could be streams but to me it was gushing like a waterfall ahahahaah :p

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I believe yah!😊

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😜😜😛

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@immarojas i just see boxes ... i see box people ahahahaah

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Haha they're just emojis

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@immarojas yay blank emoji boxessss yayyyy :p

Oh, I love this post! Your photos are beautiful!
Ren

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@xcountytravelers aww thank you so much Ren, you are very kind xoxo

Gorgeous shots in there sweets, wow! How high up are you elevation wise?

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Gorgeous shots in there
Sweets, wow! How high up are you
Elevation wise?

                 - enginewitty


I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

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@enginewitty thank you so much EW! ;)
elevation __10,525' - 11,355' __ doh! :p

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No prob hun😎 apparently it was also a haiku 😂

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@enginewitty yah you speak in poetry woot woot

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I totally do!

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Beautiful shots of the scenery! I got drawn to the post because it mentioned Continental divide which made me think of Panama, to see that you were talking about something else. I enjoyed reading and seeing the amazing photos of the nature.

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@lymepoet thank you so much LP! :)
i wish i wish i could get to panama!! are you from there? for some reason i thought you were in euro some wherezz? hehe

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Currently Canada, but I am a part-time nomad ;-)

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@lymepoet yay nomad! that runs in my apache genes, which is why i move so much. yet so tired of it! wahhhhh
what provence in canada?

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Quebec. Montreal City.

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@lymepoet yay quebeccc thats right!! the photos and art. how can i forget sorry xo

Fantastic photos, lady! I love this photo-journal and your really shine! 💜

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@thekittygirl thank you so much my booby kitty girl! :)
you are so sweet and kind, hugs hugs hugs

Beautiful walk .. keep going I am right beside you in spirit we are sisters.

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@rebeccabe thank you so much and yes yes yes spirit sisters for sure! :)

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so many wonderful happening today. :) My heart is open.

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@rebeccabe awww you are so sweet, just love when you talk like that .. :)

your posts...are so FULL...of JOY!!!!!!! they pull....me IN!!!!!!!! each one....a work of art! thanks for giving me a glimpse of brainard lake. felt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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@rawutah yayaaayayay JOY love it love it love it JOY JOY JOY boommmm
so glad you felt that, i love when people do. miss yah RU, hope you are loving life and enjoying mother earth. blessings, eagle

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i love your non use of caps...and your flow in writing...lol!!!!! so so FELT!!!!!!!!! pure JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@rawutah hehe, hey where you been? all my land earth peeps are off adventuring and i'm here staring out my window at the front range ... alonezzz hehe

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back soon!!!!! yes...been out tending to the earth...and my little boy. thanks for your heart sister!!! FELT! lol...i dig your style of writing!!!!!!!!!!! expression from heart...!

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aww you are so lucky and i knoww anything you are tending will be beautiful. your son is so very lucky to have you! that you both have each other. :)
thanks so much and it means a lot coming from you as far as my writing. i need confidence to write my book and its people like RU that help me every day. xo

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so much love and blessings....SISTER eagle!!!!!!!!

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@rawutah same to you mah BRO BROW RU ... i like your new nickname RU ... word

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RU!!!!!!! yessssss!!!!!! makin' me smile over here! :)

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awww ... yay smiles ... that makes my day! love me some RU!!

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@thesteemengine yay thank you so much for the feature TSE !! Love youzzzz

Gorgeous pics! I was up there years ago in the winter and it was absolutely magical. I live in Colorado as well! I totally agree with your comment that walking in the Colorado woods and wilderness is so freeing and just peaceful. I've thought about moving someplace new several times and I just can't bring myself to leave.
Thanks for the post, I might go for a walk right now. 😊🙏

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@thetreeoflife thank you so much! in the winter? eeekkkk .... the first snow is great ... but i've almost slid off of mountains so i get a bit nervous. :)
yay colorado, you know there is a Rocky mountain group here? they meet up all the time.
yeah, i wouldn't leave especially if you have land and a house. i'm still looking for my land. :(
i appreciate you stopping by to read, hope to see you again.

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A Rocky mountain group! Do you know what their @ is? I'd love to follow.
We are also looking for our land. It's a slow process! But exciting. Have a great week.

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@thetreeoflife i think oh i forgot, but you can do a general search in steemit ahahaha
i hear ya about finding land... ugh its been over 2 years and i almost found it near durango
but NO jobs wahhhhh

Beautiful place and it's crazy how simply walking has so many health benefits. We've lost so much of simple ancient wisdom in our modern world haha.

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@soundwavesphoton yay! i know right, walking everyday is so good for us. you are right on about that, simple ancient wisdoms, bring it back, bring it back. we should do a song about that. with some awesome words of wisdom and ancient like drum kinda music .. boom