Sundance Trail Guest & Dude Ranch
Travel Blogs from Red Feather Lakes
... to bed.
We all called it a night and got into our warm sleeping bags pulled over our faces, with our multiple layers on, and went to sleep.
Relaxing at the campsite while the kids played on the rocks
Making a good decision to wait out the storm
Horseback riding and Jared finding the horseshoe
Having everything be dry after a big rainstorm
Seeing shooting stars under the beautiful Colorado night ...
... so we don't have accommodation yet... The ride out of town to the Glen Echo Resort was brilliant, watching rafters float by, good winding roads, even tunnels. Stopped rather early so we could sit and enjoy the sound of the river flowing by, there are even trout taking on the surface right in front of us. Too tired to fish, having a bourbon from Knob Creek and a Moose Head beer. Going to try the green chilli tonight, apparently the Korean chef here is quite ...
... the west flows to the Pacific Ocean.
We carried on and stopped for lunch at a town called Grand Lakes which was absolutely amazing. The town sits on the shore of a large lake which is pretty grand. Might be how the town got its name me thinks. It had a beautiful mountain backdrop and seemed to be popular with boaties.
We had lunch outside, beside the lake, before hitting a local icecream shop. I had a peanut butter-cup flavoured icecream. Bloody good it was to ...
We were headed back to Denver this afternoon, so we spent the morning visiting a few spots in the park that we hadn't been to yet and saying a fond farewell. I'm always sorry to leave here; this is one of my favorite spots on earth. If I can't be home with Tim, then I would prefer to be here or in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. How's that for an eclectic collection.
At any rate, we made a quick tour of some spots in the lower elevations: ...
... a long journey and a good job we were in the 4x4 as the route is pretty much off-road. On the way we saw a number of police cars and fire engines trying to tackle a blaze which was pretty worrying - they let us into the park for free because only a couple of camp sites were open due to the fires. Camp Moraine was 'full' but they managed to squeeze us in!
Obviously there was a strict rule that no fires were to be lit, and all food, toiletries, ...