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... car and continue my drive to bear lake. It's getting more overcast as I snake up the mountain. I pass other trail heads. I stop and look and they warn of bears and actions on seeing one. These tracks tempt me but they are on snow again and I want to see bear lake. I continue my drive. I reach the car park for bear lake and see people leaving. I step out of the car and the wind is blowing a gale. I see sprinkling of snow in the air and am undeterred. I walk to the trail ...
... with the State Patrol because we were clocked on the way up. Darlene mused, "I wonder if he’ll give us a ticket for going too slow?" After crossing the Continental Divide at 9426 feet, the road undulated mildly like a rollercoaster ride. After being passed by the County Sheriff with his lights and siren on, we came upon the cause of his haste. At the bottom of a hill, a loaded 18-wheel truck had a failure of some type and ...
... away to nothing much of the time, without any guard rails. Straight in front of us, there were clouds and it seemed like we could reach out and touch them. Definitely a Rocky Mountain High! We stopped numerous times to take pictures. The scenery was breathtaking!
Suddenly, cars came to a stop and we looked to the side of the road and spied a group of bighorn sheep! Then, a little farther down the road, an elk. As we continued on, we saw groups ...
... are the ROCKY mountains) but were surprised at the gentle swell and fall at the top. This road is only open a couple of months a year and is closed due to snow the rest of the time. We had certainly timed it well in order to see the annual explosion of green grass and the multitude of tiny yet vibrant and colorful flowers. We only saw a couple of elk on our drive, but I think it is safe to say that this was the highest (in altitude) we have been on our adventure.
... skis and one commented that I didn't have the right equipment to make it up to Sky Pond. It was tough to swallow since I want to go up there so bad.
When I finally made it back to the car, I looked back towards the mountain and saw a huge snow flurry covering the mountain. I sighed a little knowing that while I really wanted to hike back to Sky Point, I had made the right decision to turn back. One day though I;ll have the right equipment and I'll make it back to Sky Pond!