Coyote Mountain Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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- Decided to stay in Estes one more day
- Went to Roosevelt National Forrest this time
- Took a 2 hour tour directed by a guy name Gary
- Gary was nice
- Went shopping for some souvenirs for my parents
- Had some snacks from the vending machine for dinner by choice
- Went back to the hotel early because i go blisters on my feet
We had great weather when we left the Des Moines, IA area on Saturday morning and drove to Estes Park, CO. But, by the time we arrived, the temperature was in the single digits. It's been frigidly cold. We went to the Rocky Mountain National park and only did one short trail to a site. Between the cold and high elevation, it was tough. The weather is supposed to be better the next few days, although the low today was -14 degs!
As I sit here looking out into this magical winter wonderland, I can't help but think, "wow, we did it." When Brian and I decided 8 months ago to head to South America for awhile in 2013 it felt a long way off. Although the time was short, many steps were taken to get to this place.
With Brian deciding to apply to grad school for admission fall of 2013 and me being on my own journey around ...
... trusty guide kept her up. About 3 hours in she caught her first trout!! By then I was so cold I had to go get my hoodie from the car and missed fish #2. I did catch a glimpse of fish #3 as he "released" himself from the catch as she lifted the pole up. It was a lovely little patch of the river and I got some nice shots of the sunlight on the water. I also was able to enjoy some little things you don’t ordinarily notice as I was sitting and standing ...
... photo." The ranger did show us a hay pile, though, and told us that earlier in the week there were a mother Marmot and her babies there, and the babies were eating the pile faster than the Pika could build it. Poor little Pika! No winter-hoard eating Marmots were in evidence today, however.
Ranger also told us a funny story about a long-tailed weasel. These are small creatures, about 18 inches long from head to tail. They live up in ...