As Old Man Winter’s footsteps become progressively louder out here, we have been trying to fit in as many hikes as possible before he actually arrives and settles in for a spell. There are so many trails in our new “backyard” that sometimes its been hard to choose which ones to try first! Over the weekend, we tried the Mica Mine trail out at Bang’s Canyon. It was magnificent! The Sprouts loved climbing the canyon walls and thought that they had struck it rich when we stumbled upon the piles of quartz along the top of the trail. When we finally reached the old mine, we were amazed to see the huge chunks of mica embedded in the rocks. This one is going to be on our “favorites” list!