Sunday, May 15, 2011

Picnic at Trout Haven

 

Yesterday Miss Carol and I took a day trip with Daughter Heather, her husband Luke, and our youngest Granddaughter Claire. We drove west from Woodland Park out past the small town of Divide, then to an RV Community known as Trout Haven. 

Trout Haven sits in mountainous terrain with spacious rv sites sprinkled throughout.  From there you can look eastward for a spectacular view of Pikes Peak. Most of the RV sites have electric & water hookups. Further back and higher up, the sites are primitive.  As you drive from the lower gated entrance up to the highest point drivable and to the back section of the community, you drive along a long and winding gravel road that runs along a series of stair-stepped lakes that lay between the mountain on both sides. The lakes have been stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, and walleye. Each lake has its own name and has at least two picnic tables provided.  I didn’t count the exact number of lakes but I’d guess there to be at least 12 to 15.

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Here is a Slideshow of our day at Trout Haven.

 

We really had a great time enjoying being with family and the outdoors.  We knew that the days’ forecast called for afternoon showers and snow flurries and sure enough around 2:00pm we could see the sky changing back to the north and the air getting cooler and cooler.  After we caught a few trout, we decided we’d better pack up and head on back before the storms moved in.  We got back to the trailer and it began to sprinkle with a few snow flakes mixed in.  By late afternoon, it changed totally to light snow and continued through the night. We woke up this morning to about an inch and a half accumulation.  Miss Carol and I sat and had our morning coffee and just took in the beautiful view.

 

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