Rocky Mountain Park Inn
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.....sniff.... we had to leave colorado springs today......sniff..... The drive to estes park got darker and colder and darker and colder. We stopped in boulder ( another place I wanted to see) and the clouds were so low that you could barely see the mountains. We had lunch at eggs n things to warm up a bit before looking for a walmart ( yes …
... up the stairs ala D&D, or for guest safety reasons, it wasn’t clear which.
At the campsite we put up the tent on the gravel and made tea on the stove and I had a beer in the sun. The place was doing a free campfire marshmellow roasting at 7 so we decided to go to that only we misjudged the time and missed it but the old guy doing it relit the fire and let us have a go at it. Never had them before, 3 was enough. We sat chatting ...
... and headed back to Estes Park. The lower we got the less rainy it was until the rain stopped. We decided to go to the Estes Park Brewery which we can see from our deck. Once inside I went upstairs to get a table as it was pretty busy. Larry and Erin went to the bar to get free 3 oz. samples. Erin got Red Rum Ale, Scotch Ale, a stout and a porter. Larry got Passion Fruit Wheat, Scotch Ale, Raspberry ...
... as they could be; why I thought they would be more dramatic at the end of winter I am not sure but I headed of all the same. When I got there I basically had a view of a vertical frozen lake – no water visible and just a sheet of snow.
So you may be thinking that I did not enjoy all this snowbound hiking…you’d be wrong it was great and the views of the mountains, including Longs Peak, were just fabulous.
By the numbers:
Of course it would.
And as per usual, we were blessed yet again to have good friends nearby to help us with our travels and enhance our experience. Arun and Joe Sambataro, Access Director at the Access Fund, opened their doors to us for the full three weeks of our stay--and it couldn't have been more fun as a result!