A Super Fast Hike

Getting out of the house for a while today, I did a short hike along the west side of Lone Mountain, it’s so beautiful outside today. I stopped at the beginning of the trail that leads to the top of Lone Mountain for a moment and grabbed these photos. I really wish I had a heart that could handle the ascent to the top but it wouldn’t be a wise decision to try hiking the trail.

What Kind of Plant Is This?

On the hike yesterday, this odd-looking plant was along the trail. I touched it gently, it’s very sharp! I didn’t find it in a search, but one thing is certain – you don’t dare touch it! Aren’t my old tennies so attractive? Nope.