Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park received a well needed huge snow storm yesterday. Above is a photograph of Lumpy Ridge (after I was plowed out). Even though it looks like a black and white photograph, the colors are natural (not a black and white photograph). It was great having all the horses in the foreground of Lumpy Ridge. Below is a closeup of the same scene. This photograph is not a black and white photo, either.
I just drove into RMNP as the sun broke through the clouds. As I drove toward the park, I realized what beauty even surrounds RMNP. This is on the road toward the park, about 2 miles from RMNP.
As I approached the entrance, there was beauty all around, even at the RMNP booths. We’ve gone into the park so often that everyone attending the booths knows us and we don’t even have to show Philip’s forever park pass.
As I rounded the corner past Horseshoe Park, I saw numerous tracks in the snow. The Elk have had a mild winter so far and they probably weren’t ready for this huge snow storm yesterday.