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Travel Blogs from Estes Park
Colorado is pretty neat-stunning scenery, great up close wildlife ops and comfortable temperatures.
John Denver never mentioned the mossies tho', at times they queue up outside our (netted) windows!
On Tuesday we put on our glad rags and had coffee and a stroll through Vail-as you do!
On Wednesday Al drove up and down 3 passes: Vail, Loveland and Berhoud- all around 11,000 ft-hard work!
Most of our ...
... has been a sunny and warm day, and I hope it stays that way, but I'm ready for the sudden weather changes that the region is known for.
Today I decided to explore Estes Park itself. The name derives form Joel Estes who came here in the 1860s and settled with his family. He was not very succesful and soon departed, but the name stuck. Here is some information from a local history book: 'In 1876 Estes Park was already famous - ...
... somehow. But not much I can do to change it so we are just trying to make the best of it all.
Anyway the drive up the Old Fall River Road was really an eye opener for me. Usually when Jym and I have traveled to mountainous areas we always encounter like minded people who are all there to appreciate nature and the beauty and very friendly. This is NOT that experience for me at all. Maybe it is that there is such a ridiculous amount of people in ...
... get information, and decided we would take a hike on Lily Mountain, which is actually outside of the park. So we hopped back in the car and drove to the trailhead. This was supposed to be a 2 mile walk with about an 800 foot gain in elevation. We thought we could handle it. Well, some of us thought wrong. The first part of the trail was up and down and up and down. Then at about the half-way point, it just went up and up ...
... Although he only took it for two days.)
The issues were relatively minor, or at least the repair work was. Too much arthritis in his shoulder meant they couldn't reattach the torn labrum. This is both good news and bad news. Bad that he will likely need a new shoulder in his lifetime. Good that he would have a much shorter recovery time. 4-6 weeks versus 4-6 months. Things were looking good for our plans ...
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