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... way they suddenly spring the exits on you, sometimes it’s a normal exit where you need to move lanes other times the highway goes from 3 to 2 lanes with no notice.
The road into the Rockies that the sat nav wanted to take us was closed so we had a 30 mile or so detour which given the scenery wasn’t the worst thing that could have happened and plus generally when you get in or near the parks the drive is more relaxed. We ...
... The trail around Bear Lake was relatively flat which just a couple of places where we had to go up and down. The elevation at Bear Lake was 9475 feet. From Bear Lake we could see people way up above on the trail. By this time there were a few clouds in the sky.,
We headed up and up the trail for 1/2 mile and came to Nymph Lake. It was picturesque with lily pads and the reflection of ...
... knowledgeable ranger and I was ready to go. For some reason I had worn my summer boots and left my gaiters behind so I had to go with the lower routes and the first up was the Cub lake loop. It was a peaceful 7 mile hike with limited elevation change but it got interesting a couple of miles in with the snow laying on the trail. I was cocky enough to leave the hiking poles strapped to the pack and I nearly made it all the way around the snowbound trail safely – but ...
... surroundings. I don't normally get to partake of my mid-day meal in such spectacular surroundings.
We had a bit of a tour of the visitor's center, and then drove the 36 to 34 loop back to our hotel for a nap. We managed to pack in quite a bit in our 6.5 hours.
I've posted a really quite small selection of the photos I took; I put many of the field notes about the sites in the captions of the photos, so if you're ...
... ricksteves.com/tours11/pro duct.cfm/rurl/code/VIT11/234
We will then have another four nights on our own before returning home.
The first step in sharing will be posting this intro on the web and letting you, our friends and family, know it's there. Let's see how it goes.