Cheyenne Mountain Family Portrait: The Marshalls / by Denise DeBelius

The Mt. Cutler trail is a few twists and turns from the base of the Cheyenne Mountain entrance. From the trailhead, it’s a mile and half hike that meanders around the edges of steep cliffs and sloping ravines, dotted with both the barren branches of once burned clusters and then thick, fluffy pines spread like a blanket across the hills. I found myself hugging the inner trail up the mountain while the adventurous Marshall family confidently strode along the edges, murmuring approval of the views and with tiny Madeline surveying from a backpack atop her father’s shoulders. They were such a fun trio to capture in front of this beautiful backdrop. I hope this is the first of many pictures from these peaks.