Mountain Lakes Lodge
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- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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... busting, had only a few entrants. Mutton busting went on forever!
After ice cream socials and cowboy breakfasts, we needed to do some hiking. With the exception of Nymph Lake on the east side of the park, most of our hiking was toward the summit and down the west side. We hiked the short Tundra Communities Trail to an elevation of about 12,300 feet. On my 69th birthday, we hiked eight miles round trip to Lulu ...
Chris continued to drive another 130 kms to Fort Collins, Colorado so we could get a jump on the big drive to Grand Teton National Park some 750 kms away. The KOA campground Chris found on the GPS was conveniently located not far from the interstate but it was next to a horse paddock so there were loads of flies and when the wind changed the smell was so bad you had to close all the doors and windows. We were all too tired to move so we just ate, did laundry and ...
... beside the road! The baby was really inquisitive about the cars and humans that had stopped to watch and tried to get up on to the road, but mum wasn't so keen, and the watchers scattered quite quickly as she came to round up her calf. This was followed by a herd of elk on a bank by the road who then crossed just behind us! We went on to Adams falls and a bit further to the meadows, and then it was time for refreshment. The Grand Lake microbrewery for beer ...
... Signs EVERYWHERE warn that you should plan for 2 hours each way on the shuttle and 2) You have to go all the way back into town after you finish your hike to get your car, and then, if you want to see any more of that part of the park, drive back in and try again. A nuisance. (I didn't ask where they collect park fees or check passes--I bet that's part of the two-hour hold-up.) The park information actually suggests that you do your Bear ...
... eye, I saw a strong woman with hiking shoes and vitality all set to go out on a trail. She became my vision for the year. I put hiking photos on my computer wallpaper, bought hiking shoes, and began to look for opportunities to hike around my home and on our travels. I increased my exercise to 60 minutes of water exercise 5-6 days a week when in Cary and sometimes on the road and lots of walking while traveling, and changed to a healthier diet, in the process losing ...