The Baldpate Inn
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... itself invariably increases. They say you can expect to add about 30 seconds to your kilometer pace with this altitude so I determine my opening kilometers will be at about a 6:30 pace then move to 6 minutes once warmed up. The Star Spangled Banner completes and we are on our way. Things don't seem too bad and although I am going out a little faster than I would like I feel good. I pass a couple of guys fishing as I round the ...
... Brad Fitch and I just might go there.
Before returning to the campground this afternoon I went to the Estes Park Museum, another little gem of local history. In a separate building there was an exhibition by a photographer called Charles Mace, who was a U.S. Army photographer during WWI. I'm sure that Unk knows him, so I took a number of photographs that he may enjoy. ('Unk' lives out in California. He, too, was a ...
... off when he could to let people pass but come on…enjoy the drive!! I also think it is hysterical that people are here for the supposed leaf peeping. There is this one area of the park where we always see like 30 cars pulled over and people taking mad photos like there’s a bear. We would stop but never see anything at all but then realized they were taking pictures of the aspens…this small grove of aspens which appear to have lost most ...
... as there was no general reaction from the table.)
After lunch, we toddled off to the park entrance to pay the fee. The ranger there suggested we buy MIN a lifetime pass, as that costs $10 and the park entrance fee is $20. No-brainer. Too bad she can't loan it out!
We didn't go far into the park today; just down to Sheep Lakes to see what we could see. Report is that the Bighorn Sheep have been ...
... as the official animal spotter of the trip. There were a few giant Bisons grazing in the plains which are impressive in size but look a little silly with their skinny hind legs. They carry all their weight in their front. In keeping with my tradition of eating every new animal I meet, I later ate a Bison burger in Boulder. Delicious.
Our next major stop was at lake Yellowstone. Surprisingly, most of the lake is still frozen ...