Four Lakes and a Brewery
Trip Start Aug 29, 2013
18Trip End Sep 15, 2013
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Where I stayed
Davis Hill Longs Peak Cottage
We headed up and up the trail for 1/2 mile and came to Nymph Lake. It was picturesque with lily pads and the reflection of the mountains in it. We saw an osprey soaring overhead there. We went up and up some more and came to Dream Lake
We headed down about 11:30 or maybe a little later. We didn't stop much to take pictures on the way down because the breezes had kicked up and the clouds were coming in. We got back to the parking lot about 12:40, changed out of our hiking shoes in a drizzle and headed back to Trail Ridge Road to drive up higher. But the way ahead looked dark and it started to rain harder so we turned around and headed back to Estes Park. The lower we got the less rainy it was until the rain stopped. We decided to go to the Estes Park Brewery which we can see from our deck. Once inside I went upstairs to get a table as it was pretty busy. Larry and Erin went to the bar to get free 3 oz
Then we went back to the cottage where we saw a deformed deer without one antler and with a growth on that side of his head. We were all pretty tired from the hiking and had naps. My knees were hurting a little bit. After a nap I started to get supper ready. We made foil packs on the grill. First you get a big piece of aluminum foil, make a hamburger patty, top it with potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, salt, pepper, and butter. Then you seal it and put it on the grill for 30-40 minutes. There were extra potatoes so I fried those up. We also had three hot dog buns left so I rummaged in the cupboard and found some Italian seasoning. I buttered the buns and sprinkled the seasoning on top and broiled them until they were browned. It was a feast!
Since I fixed the meal, Larry cleaned up which meant loading the dishwasher. I sat and wrote the blog while Erin read Entertainment magazine. It is a lot cooler since the rain. We plan to go to bed early tonight and get up even earlier tomorrow so we can be on Trail Ridge Road while the sun shines.