Travel Blogs from Estes Park
... the beginning of the Tundra Communities Trailhead whose highest elevation was 12,304 ft. We decided to hike this trail. You could see forever because there were no trees. It was chilly but just sweatshirts were enough to keep warm. We saw pikas, small rodents with big ears. They were haymaking! They gather the plants that grow on the tundra and store them underground for the winter. Yellow-bellied marmots which are related to ...
... hour in the hot tub, sipping a beer. Wiener schnitzel for tea followed by a movie ( the good shepherd ) and the gentle day was complete. Except for the massive thunderstorm a few miles away which lit up the sky, but couldn't be heard. It was such a major storm all the tv channels were interrupted with a message about the storm, telling residents to stay indoors and in an inside ...
... park a bit later than I had hoped. We tracked over some good elk spots and did see a few but they were way out in the field. The we did happen to see one by itself just bounding across a field. It was actually hopping like deer do. So cool. We also saw a bunch of dumb tourists staring out into a field watching for other elk while the one good one was standing right behind them! So funny. We made our way to Sprague Lake where I ...
... hike. When we started the hike we saw mules, and this was bad because the mules go relatively slow. We had to wait what seemed like 30 minutes to pass them, and even though I want to go on a mule ride I didn’t like walking behind them because I was getting the smell of fresh horse poop and I was getting dust all over me. When they finally stopped we were able to pass them and continue ...
... brats and good conversation over an open fire.
Flash of light and crack of thunder in the Utah desert. Rain blesses the parched ground. Breathe deeply.
Having driven 750 miles the prior day, I decided to just let my body tell me when it was ready to wake up the following day. The light of day did not successfully woo me from slumber until 10am. Even then, I took my time getting ready, giving myself some time to brew up a cup of french press and ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking