Camp Chief Ouray
Trip Start Jul 20, 2005
10Trip End Aug 24, 2005
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We highly recommend Kirk, of Kirk's Flyshop in Estes Park, as a fishing guide.
We stayed at a place called the Bald Pate Inn (www.baldpatein.com), which must have been upward of 9000 feet in altitude. It was an eccentric place, but cozy
A drive through RMNP included a one-way dirt road from the forested creeks to the alpine tundra, lined with aster and indian paintbrush. The tundra was spread with delicate green, made brighter by tiny white and yellow flowers.
Adrian really enjoyed his camp, never got bored, and slept one night directly under the starts. As the photos show, it is an idyllic setting. Eighty-some campers, however, came down with a GI virus (I don't mean the military kind, but the gastro-intestinal)and the camp was closed after the first of his two one-week sessions. We are fortunate that he did not get sick!
Boulder has offered up a range of enticing activities for him and he will be occupied with science workshops and a daytime adventure camp these last two weeks of our stay.