Although I have lived in the southwest USA for seven years, I was surprised and spiritually refreshed by some encounters on a recent driving tour with family members.
First of all, at Hanging Lake, close to Glenwood Springs west of Denver, the parking lot was full. We circled the lot a couple times waiting and hoping that some hikers would come down and drive away. However, a jeep ahead of us using the same strategy suddenly waved for us to come forward, and indicated a parking spot that he was holding for himself.
We were astonished, and when I asked him, he merely said that he knew we had been there before him.… More