Man, it was a beautiful weekend along the Front Range of Colorado. The sun was shining, birds were chirping, local trails were blanketed with the sounds, sights and smells of fall — yet my Specialized Diverge and dirty hiking boots sat quietly stashed away in my house. Because this weekend, there was a different type of adventure to be had. An adventure of the puppy variety. So instead of sharing photos of pretty sunsets or majestic mountain peaks, or epic explorations, let’s kick off the weekend with a photo of something that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Here’s a photo of the latest addition to my family: Bailey Mae. Because — puppies.

Photo Location: Lyons, Colorado

Postcards From the Weekend is our weekly photo series showcasing images and stories from our adventurous and outdoor-loving contributors at Elevation Outdoor Magazine. Follow along and see where our team of adventure-seekers like to spend their weekends.