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We decided to choose an old, familiar favorite for our first hike. We went to Bear Lake, hiked around, then headed all the way to our car at the Park and Ride lot, via Bierstadt Lake. A simple, four mile hike. We nearly killed ourselves. We rode the Park and Ride bus to the trailhead. There were 50 hikers each bus load, pouring off, eager to get their early morning hike going. Years ago, it was easy to park right at Bear Lake. No more. People ...
The drive to Rocky mountain national park from Arvada is about 2hrs. We had breakfast at dunkin donuts and then started our drive. On the way we passed boulder, colorado. Upon reaching estes park we realized that the park was going to be crowded with weekend visitors.
We did some grocery shopping for having a sandwich picnic lunch and entered the park. We decided to drive on the road which is the highest motor-able road in the US and ...
Peter runs twice a week and suggested I join him, I thought no problem 5 mile run. big mistake after no exercise since we left. I shuffled round and was completely knacked for the rest of the day.
Peter rustled up ...
... mountain. Ruby became so attracted to that hill she had to hike up it.
Stewart was ready to relax so he was to be back to pick her up an hour later.
Here is what Ruby found:
this hill with wildflowers covering the whole hillside along a narrow path. At the
top of the hill were a few trees. With my new boots i felt like running up the
hill. Instead I stopped on the way up taking photos of flowers ...
... of our stuff in the van due to bears. They said that there had actually been a bear in our area recently. These are only black bears, though, so not as worrisome as a grizzly. We were going to go out and get some dinner, but since it was such a nice night and we got set up before dark, we decided to just go get some food and cook over the fire. There was a little store just down in Estes ...