Grand Lake and beyond

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.

6 Comments on “Grand Lake and beyond”

  1. You’re making me want to hop on the next ‘plane and tour the USA! Especially so with these photos today. I don’t recall ever seeing pretty wild flowers growing beside a lake and we just don’t have elks roamimg around in the wild here. (I must need to get out more. 😉 )

    Keep enjoying this wonderful trip. 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Joanne: We don’t have elk roaming around in the wild in Ohio either so it’s like entering a different world. It’s amazing how different things are from state to state or region to region here in the U.S.

      If you do decide to take the grand tour of the U.S.A., be sure to stop by in Ohio to visit with me. 🙂

  2. Preston says:

    Your photo of the Grand Lake is breath-taking.

  3. Debbie T says:

    Such a beautiful lake. Its relaxing just to gaze at the photograph of it.

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