Grand Lake and beyondPosted: August 14, 2010 Filed under: Adventures in Life, Earth, family, hiking, NaBloPoMo, nature, Photography, Summer, travel, Vacation | Tags: Colorado, Colorado Springs, elk, Green, Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road 6 Comments
We had a grand time in Grand Lake. I have three days worth of fun and adventure to tell you about but no time to do it. I’ll have to catch up with this part of the trip when I get home (or on a rainy day during the remainder of the trip).
Rocky Mountain National Park and Trail Ridge Road are as beautiful as I remember. There do seem to be more trees impacted by the bark beetles that have been killing off conifer trees. A woman we gave a ride to (her truck broke down not too far from Estes Park) mentioned that they need the temperature to drop to -20 degrees for 10 hours in order for Mother Nature to stop the beetles. It doesn’t seem likely to happen.
The first photo is of Grand Lake. The second is a baby elk we saw in the woods near Trail Ridge Road.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to stop by and comment during my auto-posts. Hopefully there will be more trip-related posts over the next week, time and energy permitting.
Today we’re spending the day with M the Younger and Mere in the Colorado Springs area. I’m not sure what we’ll be doing but you can bet it will involve hiking and a lot of picture taking.