We went up the Willow Heights trail Sunday straight into a John Denver paradise: blue skies, bluebells and lupins and forget-me-nots in bloom, crossing an aspen forest to a lake.

I’ve been discovering¬†Rocky Mountain High¬†after dismissing it for years as corny. But it’s about the perfect summation of being happy in the mountains that I’ve found:

“And oh, I love the life within me, I feel a part of everything I see.
And oh, I love the life around me, a part of everything is here in me.”