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Travel Blogs from Winter Park
... pulled out a guitar and serenaded us with a variety of folk songs before retreating to their tents.
The following morning we hiked a so-called "gentle" trail from the campground to Cub Lake. Considered gentle because it is relatively flat, we returned some seven miles later feeling whipped by the elevation and our aching feet.
We took advantage of the new solar shower stations that are enclosed booths open to the ...
... to study and enjoy."
We took a stroll in the meadows and had lunch there. Our next stop to hike was among the alpine vegetation. the air was definitely rarer here and it took a while to acclimatize to this atmospheric environment. But still the climb brought us to spectacular views of the mountains and the landscape.
Soon it was time to head back and our next destination was going to be sterling nebraska. dinner was at a subway ...
... that we take it slow and steady up the mts. We would pull over and stop to admire the views. Ruby's favorite stop was at the top of the Alpines where there was still snow, adding another dimension to the view. While walking down a path Ruby noticed a few different Alpine spring flowers blooming and took her time taking photos. It was cold and very windy up there and the hats and gloves came in handy.
We needed showers and power for all the electronic ...
... Todd to climb (I think he was really scoping out places to push me off a cliff!). From these high vantage places the views are incredible, as you can see vistas for miles and miles -from deep in the valleys to distant snow-covered mountain ridges.
One last activity in the park -- another batch of snow cream, this time made with Rocky Mountain snow!
... awful climbing conditions. After an extended trip of gale force gusts in the Wind Rivers, we weren't as stoked to embark on another sufferfest as we would normally be.
The lower elevation climbing area of Lumpy Ridge sits just above the town of Estes Park, so
we changed plans and headed there for a good day of climbing. Lumpy ...