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... to leave the hotel). We did a few different exercises trying to engage the spirits, but nothing happened. We finished under the main building in a tunnel under the foundation. The tour took 1 hour 40 minutes, which we weren't expecting, and we were both feeling a little off - very thirsty, headachy and tired. Probably the effects of the altitude, not helped by the whiskey earlier. We went back to the bar for dinner. Justin had elk meatloaf and I ...
Miles/KM Hiked: 181/288
Miles/KM cycled: 190/305
Parks bagged: 16 – with Rocky Mountain National Park joining the list.
What I listened to: I went back to playlist 0050 and after a couple of tracks came and went and then Dry Lightning by Bruce Springsteen came on and I decided to listen to Nebraska and the Ghost of Tom Joad again as his two acoustic albums of old style American folk songs felt appropriate for the lone hiking in the ...
... and often under quality. They also had the nice indoor bathrooms closed for the season so we had to use the nasty outdoor pit toilets and the parking lot was packed so it wasn’t like there were hardly any people there. We then found a spot at the overlook from last night and ate up some munchies n grabbed another quick look at the mountains before heading down the backside on the return to Estes Park.
The afternoon was reserved ...
... and an Air Force honor guard
put on a good show.
And then it was time for lunch, what else but Haggis. It was
my first time and will likely be my last. My understanding of authentic Haggis
is that it’s a mix of ground mixed sheep’s innards, among which lights (lungs)
are very prominent, and oatmeal stuffed into a sheep’s stomach and steamed.
Anyway, what I ate tasted a lot like chopped liver. Never again!
I saved the best for ...
... set out along the Ute Trail, but it took us quite awhile to catch up. I'd say we caught about half the talk, which was enough to inform us that the marmots hibernate, and so spend their summers eating everything in sight to bulk up for the long winter's nap, while the Pika (America's smallest rabbit, and one with little round ears like a giant mouse) do not hibernate, and so spend their summers building hay piles to eat all winter. He also told ...