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- Decided to stay in Estes one more day
- Went to Roosevelt National Forrest this time
- Took a 2 hour tour directed by a guy name Gary
- Gary was nice
- Went shopping for some souvenirs for my parents
- Had some snacks from the vending machine for dinner by choice
- Went back to the hotel early because i go blisters on my feet
As I sit here looking out into this magical winter wonderland, I can't help but think, "wow, we did it." When Brian and I decided 8 months ago to head to South America for awhile in 2013 it felt a long way off. Although the time was short, many steps were taken to get to this place.
With Brian deciding to apply to grad school for admission fall of 2013 and me being on my own journey around ...
so we packed up the car and set off for our last walk in the rockies... we parked on the other side of Estes this time and walked up to gem lake.. from this walk we had super views back to the snowy peaks we had climbed yesterday..
here nearer the town the snow was very sparse but the rocks were amazing, now very rounded huge boulders surrounded us in the gorge . i could feel the Red Indians hiding at the top of the cliffs looking ...
... river bank. Like a chipmunk, ravens, cool tree bark and blue birds…yes the ever elusive blue birds of happiness flying about above me. I could see them but they were quick and would fly off before I could get a focus. But a few times they would hop about on a rooftop or between branches and I would catch them for only a moment. But sometimes they were still if I pretended to ignore them. The chipmunk of happiness also appreciated this tactic as ...
... so we did not give away our failure!). We got to chatting with him, and he gave us our plan for the afternoon: drive down the west side of the park, look for moose in the Kawuneeche Valley, go on down to Grand Lake, have an ice cream cone, and then drive on back to Estes Park. Well, when in the National Park, you should always follow a ranger's instructions, so we did. We drove down the west side, saw some Elk (not on the original agenda, but ...