Dakota Lodge at River Run Village
Travel Blogs from Keystone
... and enjoyed mountain views, forest paths, lovely wildflowers, and happy dogs. The girls were great again, roaming around with great abandon, but checking in from time to time, and returning every time we whistled. Hope we can get up high next week.
This might have been the best day ever for the girls. They each had a meaty bone for dinner.
Day 4 back on the road
Let see, on this trip Mathew has decided that he’d like to live in several places other than Fort Lauderdale. His favorite was the obscure mountain town of Cloudcroft, NM with the cool weather and the pine scent infusion in the air. But going back, there were arguments for Fort Walton Beach, Florida because of the cool sand; Boerne, Texas because of our friends there, anywhere on the California coast, but ...
... along a creek. The part near the road is safely fenced in, but there is a large area that is unfenced and yet safe. The girls had a great time romping through the trees, treeing a squirrel, splashing in the water, meeting other dogs and people, and coming when called. One of the things we forgot to take were the whistles, but they came every time we called them anyhow. We will definitely be back to this park.
... much to our vegan dining dismay, Becca's salad came with a small sauteed cocoon.
Now for the good part:
WE DROVE THROUGH THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS!
It was one of the most humbling feelings being next to such massive formations. It really puts you in your tiny human space. I can't even imagine the amount of forces that created these mountains... im not sure what else to say really. I was speechless.
... in the free park and walk with our gear a short distance.
Keystone comprises 3 main peaks Dercum Mountain, North Peak and The Outback with runs coming down fom each. As the weather forcast was for a cold airmass bringing snow to arrive by early afternoon we decided to ski across to the farthest peak (the Outback) and work our way back from there. This proved to be a good decision.
The place was almost deserted with no queues anywhere and lovely long wide well groomed ...