Castle Gardens, an area with some amazing desert beauty, is right near Salida (in my backyard*) on BLM land. I usually look down on it when I’m pedaling my mountain bike, but this past Sunday we took a stroll ‘through’ the gardens and found some cool surprises.
This is a special place, and I feel enormously fortunate to have such an interesting backyard.* I love that my hubby and I can explore so close to home. Going here was pure relaxation and enJOYment. We’ve hiked here a number of times, but we always find some new vantage point or colorful detail.
Do you have any places you count as special in your backyard? I’d love to hear!
Lisa, aka the mountain mermaid
*backyard, for me, is anywhere close to home where I can play, explore, relax. It’a about a 5 minute drive to the trailhead for Castle Gardens.