Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. 10-11 Oct 2012

After leaving Denver we took our time driving through Boulder, heading towards Rocky Mountain National Park.  Eventually we stopped for the night in Estes Park, a great little town in the middle of Rocky Mountain National Park.  We relaxed that night, still exhausted from the day before, had dinner and headed to bed early to rest up for another great hike.

The next morning we woke up to some questionable weather but decided to go ahead with the hike anyway.  Unfortunately a portion of the park was closed down due to wildfires so we weren’t able to do the hike we had planned, luckily we ran into a park ranger at the grocery store and she told us of the Wild Basin which has some great trails.  We headed there and started our hike right when the weather started to clear up.  The trail ran along the St. Vrain Creek which fed into several beautiful cascades with crystal clear water along the hike.  We hiked up about 2.5 miles making stops along the way of course for photo ops.  We found a great place to stop to have lunch and rest for a bit.  After we finished up we headed back down.  Once we finished the hike we got into the car and took the scenic way out of the park to fully enjoy the scenery.

We drove for the rest of the day and finally pulled over to a hotel in Glenwood Springs that night before we headed into Utah.

Mary

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park

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