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... is a perfect place for a family reunion.
My friend Wayne joined me for the first week. After settling in, we wandered to the Thursday night ice cream social where two of the camp hosts served. They were a couple in their 80's; he had been the sheriff in Monterrey, California for 30 years and was mostly working with the horses at the resort. Our bowls of two large scoops of ice cream were $2 each. Saturday we joined a large ...
What a good day. Up late and then off to the park for a couple of walks. We went to the Holzworth historic site, where the first settler built his cabin in 1902 as part of the homestead act which gave 160 acres to folk in an attempt to populate the west. He disappeared without trace in1911 and a German family moved in from Denver. They'd had a restaurant and boarding house, but prohibition and the war forced them to move. The site was just about as it was when sold ...
There were also a lot of piles of cut trees along the side of the road. These have been assembled into bonfire piles and are ready to be burnt. The Lodgepole pines in the Rocky Mountain National Park have suffered the same fate as those in other parts of the United States and Canada. The beetle infestation has killed many trees in the forest and is a major problem here. We travelled through the park roads turning toward Estes Park once ...
... collection of red sandstone monoliths. It could be a scene from Utah or Arizona. The rocks erupt out of the landscape and are a beautiful rusty red color. The park is full of locals, hiking the trails or climbing the rocky towers. It was fun to watch the technical climbers “summiting” the structures.
Back to the site for an early meal as we have lots of errands in the morning before a tedious journey towards Texas.
... rock, and gas fused into a solid mass, and Glacial Cirque, the birthplace of the glaciers.
THE THUNDER ROLLS
Thunder rolled over the tundra’s edge, untouched by human footprint, while young male Elk in the distance play in the muddy streams and perform adolescent fight play, pressing and pushing each other with their horns. There is something so powerful and surreal about being right there in the same realm as these fantastic ...
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