My wife and I were driving all 63 miles of the Rampart Range Road and hiking a few points along the way. This was the final hike to a highpoint in the area. The weather was mild and there was no one afoot in the area, but plenty of motorbikes on the main roads and bike trails.
We needed a short but pleasant high-point close to home for a hike this day, and Mount Deception fit the bill. We enjoyed a cool, sunny day with great views of Pikes & Almagre, and not another soul in sight near the mountain. What's not to like? Hiking partner: Husband. Dogs: Lady, Bing & Lela.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)