Take a hike! Mount Cutler

Mt. Cutler is an easy, but spectacular hike near Colorado Springs with some great vistas!

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See my post on the Tussock moth for the explanation behind these dead trees.

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There were also Asian Long-horned beetles…lots of forest pests.

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Seven Falls from above

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This is a pretty, boring beetle.  I was proud of myself when I identified this to the genus Agrilus, but then I remembered that genus has more species than any other in the animal kingdom. Sigh.

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Don’t get sappy!

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The classic boot shot!

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I like this photo because it demonstrates one of Colorado’s fundamental aspects.  Look east of the mountains and it’s basically flat!

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Squirrel friend pigging out on pine nuts

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Ents!

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2 thoughts on “Take a hike! Mount Cutler

  1. It’s too bad you didn’t make it to any of Colorado’s cool, inviting aspen forests. They are always beautiful and have not succumbed to the same beetle-kill-off as the pines. Love the squirrel – and the trees attempting to grow straight toward the sun, even when they took root on a hillside!

    • That’s alright! I enjoy seeing some different habitats and the moths were an interesting mystery to solve. I think the exposed roots are largely due to erosion of the sandy soils, but I can’t be sure…

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