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Travel Blogs from Estes Park
... 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 ...
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 ...
... douchey…or maybe it was just a fluke.
After the fishing extravaganza we raced back to the hotel to pee. You would be amazed at how difficult it is to stand there and listen to flowing water for 4 hours and holding it!! We then tried to make a bee line for the park again thinking we might catch a quick sunset elk herd or moose…moose are SO elusive. I am convinced I am not seeing one. Anyway…it was 7:00 and the sun was almost ...
... the big guy so all was well.
Fern Lake Trail was great. Although not many spectacular views there was plenty of squirrels and interesting vegetation. Trailhead to Lake is around 3.7 miles and you pass The Pond and Fern Falls on the way. Over the last 2.0 miles you gain over 1,000 feet so it certainly gets the ...
... lakes such as Nymph, Dream, Emerald and Bear. You can also get a look at the Tyndall glacier. The drive in was amazing, we went through typical alpine landscape and ignored all the "car park full" signs.
We arrived at Bear Lake trailhead to be told by a ranger on entry we must park in an assigned parking spot, not stop or wait, or risk being towed. Within the car park there were two other rangers ensuring you either parked legally or your wheels were moving.
We left ...