Olive Ridge Campground
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... the "mostly downhill" hike to Bierstadt Lake. Off we went. We were so happy about our progress. We made it to the lake uneventfully, tired but happy. We grabbed a quick lunch. It was looking iffy on the weather, so we moved on, choosing to hike back to our car at the parking lot for the shuttle. Hiking has a way of sneaking up on you. You think you're doing fine until you aren't. The weather can get you. You can hurt yourself. Or, you can forget ...
... the park. These areas may be drier than riparian areas but life still abounds. Look for critters leaping or creeping from tree to tree or poking their heads from underground.
As you gain elevation, you leave the montane areas and enter the subalpine ecosystem. The bent and gnarled bodies of spruce and fir trees tell the story of hard summers and harder winters near the mountain tops.
If you keep going up, you'll emerge on the alpine ...
Grey start to the day for our final stint along the plains. Star bucks for breakfast.
Met this guy at the gas station, we had previously met at the Dragons tail a week earlier he was on a tour of US and heading home.
Stopped at the I70 Diner for some pie.Great Place all chrome and red plastic
Arrived at Peter and Deirdre mid afternoon.
Lyons is ...
... river with Elk walking
was time to go camp. As we were setting up we started noticing our surroundings
and in every direction there was a fabulous view. Stewart made a campfire and
we relaxed as it turned dark outside.
We are planning to leave Rocky Mt. National Park today so we will be doing one of our last hikes. We are going to hike Ouzel Falls a recommendation from JT. He knew Stewart was into birds and ...
... out I needed an even easier gear and I tapped the shift lever only to have it hit the stop. That's when you get that sinking feeling and that voice in your head says "Oh ****!". At that point Gordy came by and we looked at each other and just shook our heads. We finally reached the top of the hill where everyone was regrouping. Gordy and I were describing the fun we just had and one of the local guys said "You must be sea-levelers". Very perceptive Mr. ...