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An Alpine Ramble High Above Crested Butte (poem)

Updated on September 22, 2018
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Richard F. Fleck is author of two dozen books, his latest being Desert Rims to Mountains High and Thoreau & Muir Among the Native Americans.



An Alpine Ramble High

Above Crested Butte


We hop on a chairlift

to hum above bike trails

cris-crossing open slopes

full of flowers and bordered

by spruce forests that scent

the air as we rise higher

toward blue Colorado sky.

At last we walk off the lift

to take a magical trail so

far above Crested Butte

encircled by snow-capped

peaks with alpine flowers

at our feet and huge smiles

on my families' faces as they

stare in wonder at it all.


Crested Butte right across the mountains from Aspen, Colorado


Alpine Joy
Alpine Joy | Source

© 2016 Richard Francis Fleck

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    • juneaukid profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Francis Fleck 

      19 months ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thank you Louise, It is a marvelous place for a short ramble or an all day hike.

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      Louise Powles 

      19 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Oh that's a lovely poem. And I love the photo. I'd love to go rambling there!

    • juneaukid profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Francis Fleck 

      2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thank you Audrey, I appreciate it.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      I forget how good your writing is! Beautifully penned!

    • juneaukid profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Francis Fleck 

      2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thank you Mr. Archer, I go to the big H each time after I write a hub, so not sure what's happening.

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      Mr Archer 

      2 years ago from Missouri

      I've been to Colorado four times in my life and absolutely loved it there. Always wanted to live there and who knows, maybe someday. This poem made me wish for cool nights and sunny days in the gorgeous mountains of Colorado!

      I am perturbed in that I received no notice of your posting this hub and I have followed you for some time. It seems that rarely do I get notices of newly published hubs from those I follow.

      Hubpages make this right!!! Fix it!!

    • juneaukid profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Francis Fleck 

      2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thank you Lilbnj, I appreciate your comment on this beautiful state of ours!

    • juneaukid profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Francis Fleck 

      2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thank you, Gypsy Rose Lee--it's great for a grandfather to be able to enjoy his grandkids in such a country!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you for the lovely poetic journey. Enjoyed.

    • juneaukid profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Francis Fleck 

      2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Indeed it is!

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      Benjie 

      2 years ago from Philippines

      Beautiful place!

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