Historic River Forks Inn
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... of this- sending the boys into hysterics when the stones would fall a metre in front of me) we headed off on our way into yellow stone! Due to a few road closures we had to head to the visitor centre to ask for suggestions of what to do in the two days we had here. Retired old couples were everywhere and I couldn't hep but think mum and dad would love this place haha. We headed up North and checked out some mud geysers, mud ...
... and there has been a lot of dusty hiking over the past couple of weeks. That however was not my problem. After all, that is what they make chlorine for!
The next morning we headed for the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The train climbs a 25 percent slope for 8 miles to the top of the 14,000 foot summit. The whole time up the boys and I razed Kristi about the possibility or her dying from altitude sickness. She is particularly sensitive to altitude and we could not ...
and imagine my excitement, 8 rams! this was a rare treat indeed :)
wow! so ...
... a huge heard of elk up on the ridge. In short it was an awesome day.
We took the RV down the Old Fall River Road, a one way 11 mile gravel road, which was a mistake and Chris was stressed the whole time having to do lots of 3 point turns to get round hairpin corners. At the end of the drive we were rewarded by seeing our first male elk
with full antlers eating grass with some awesome mountains as the backdrop. We also saw a yellow bellied marmot right on ...
... a fan of John Denver before, but now I got it!
We stopped in Aspen for lunch and were bewitched. What a gorgeous town! Green tree-lined avenues, cobbled streets, cozy hotels, cafes, restaurants and shops all nestled in between the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Our first stop was Hotel Leornardo where my brother Toby worked for a couple of ski seasons seven years ago. We weren't sure if anyone would remember him however at mention of ...