When I moved to Colorado, everyone in the neighborhood called this peak Turtle Rock.
I’ve climbed to the top many times because it’s so close to my house.
It’s where we watched the solar eclipse.
It’s the first climb I took Charlie on back when I could easily pick him up, before he could leap over any obstacle.
It’s where I’ve seen some magnificent sunsets.
It affords 360 views that include the continental divide and most recently dozens of elk.
But it wasn’t until this summer, when I looked at it from this angle, that I understood why it’s called Turtle Rock.