The Mountainside at Silver Creek
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... in front of the visitors sign
Saturday we still couldn’t enter ...
... to bed.
We all called it a night and got into our warm sleeping bags pulled over our faces, with our multiple layers on, and went to sleep.
Relaxing at the campsite while the kids played on the rocks
Making a good decision to wait out the storm
Horseback riding and Jared finding the horseshoe
Having everything be dry after a big rainstorm
Seeing shooting stars under the beautiful Colorado night ...
... but who knows? Maybe they think the Clark's Nutcracker hibernates in the winter and the chipmunk builds hay piles.
We ate dinner at a different Italian restaurant--a much more successful endeavor than last night--where we got a table outside on the deck by the river. We finally rolled into the hotel at nearly 9 p.m., 12 and a half hours after we left.
Tomorrow we'll visit a few sites in the lower elevations of the park, and ...
... darkened again. Not 5 minutes after settling in the tent, the skies grew very dark and ominous, thunder crashed and lightning cracked. It was all hands to the deck as we threw the second tarp over the tent just as the first spits of rain fell from the sky. Now we are sitting inside our warm and dry tent listening to a light rainfall on the fly and writing in journals and on blogs. We hope to remain dry and snug and tomorrow we are off into the park for a good nose ...
... and imagining that I am light as a feather. Sometimes the feather thing doesn’t work out and I sink up to my knees in snow.
Julie breaks through more often than I do since she weighs about 40 pounds more. Eventually she gets tired of it and says she is going back. I know we were close to the turnoff for the meadow, and I don’t want to stop, but I’m also kind of afraid of hiking on alone. Besides the threat of tumbling trees, there are bears in these ...