Zeb the Duck and Soapy Smith Duck Go to Deckers, Colorado

After Sedalia, we drove to Deckers, Colorado.   This is a scenic drive and we love it.

Beautiful Colorado

Beautiful Colorado

There are not many homes here, but the mountains, trees and river are so peaceful and beautiful.   This area is home to the Upper South Platt Forest Restoration Program.

Upper South Platte Forest Restoration Project

Upper South Platte Forest Restoration Project

Aren’t the trees pretty?

Love the pine trees

Love the pine trees

This is a great area for fishing.

An afternoon fishing

An afternoon fishing

These men seem to be having a good time in the river.   The area southwest of Denver has many old trees.

Old Trees

Old Trees

This is the story of the Old Trees.   **Like many stories, all was not happy.

Showing fire scars

Showing fire scars

This shows a 300-year-old pine tree with fire scars.     We love our Colorado mountains and rivers with the bright blue Colorado sky.

Beautiful river and mountains

Beautiful river and mountains

But all humans have a responsibility to be careful and keep our state beautiful.   A minute of carelessness can result in scenes like this.

Terrible devastation

Terrible devastation

Even years later, with new growth emerging, the devastation caused by fires is very visible.

At least 3 years after fire

At least 3 years after fire

But, on a happier side, this is the Colorado we all love and try to preserve.

Much better

Much better

Let’s keep Colorado and all states looking like this.