Springtime in the Rockies = mid June. It is wet and perhaps perilously so with 700 ft of snow yet to fully run off and rain off and on everyday. Still, it is serene ( not many tourists yet ) and lush. The lupines above - I was told of this only today - indicate morels are likely nearby. Morel hunting is, at this time of year, equal to huckleberry hunting in the fall. It is a big deal and more often than not where they are is a well guarded secret. I am not adept at finding either but can order off a menu just fine.