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Colorado is pretty neat-stunning scenery, great up close wildlife ops and comfortable temperatures.
John Denver never mentioned the mossies tho', at times they queue up outside our (netted) windows!
On Tuesday we put on our glad rags and had coffee and a stroll through Vail-as you do!
On Wednesday Al drove up and down 3 passes: Vail, Loveland and Berhoud- all around 11,000 ft-hard work!
Most of our ...
... has been a sunny and warm day, and I hope it stays that way, but I'm ready for the sudden weather changes that the region is known for.
Today I decided to explore Estes Park itself. The name derives form Joel Estes who came here in the 1860s and settled with his family. He was not very succesful and soon departed, but the name stuck. Here is some information from a local history book: 'In 1876 Estes Park was already famous - ...
... road as it climbs the mountain. I wanted to stop at the Alluvial Fan but BOTH parking areas and well into the road were like 100 cars so we kept going and headed up the mountain. It is so dry and very dusty so we ended up having to close the windows. We were covered in dust and dirt. Now a small note on the mountains here. They have been very misty and never clear. I even commented that they should have called THESE the smoky mountains!! I over heard a ...
... shall we say bombarded?) with the dulcet tunes of a not-very-good street performer banging out John Denver's anthem to the high places. Now I expect to hear "Rocky Mountain High" five or six times during any trip to the Rockies; I just don't expect to hear it 45 seconds after I get out of the car in the tourist area. Let's just say that those catering to tourists still predictably respond to predictable tourist expectations.
... with antlers! They were happy to be photographed.
After a quick tour of the Alpine Visitor Centre, which is the highest in the UK, we ate our picnic in the car. It was very windy on top, maybe not my best idea to wear a floaty white skirt! It was also hard to breathe due to the high altitude. We spoke to a ranger who said the road we had just driven up has only been open 2 weeks due to snow. We looked at a photo taken the end of May, where the snow was up to the roof of ...