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The Hike To Dream Lake And Emerald Lake In RMNP Is Always Spectacular!


The hike from Bear Lake to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake and Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is always spectacular…especially in the winter! The skies are so blue and the snow is so pretty.

Many people hike or snowshoe this trail in the winter. Others who are very adventuresome, will put their skins on their downhill skis and ski up to Emerald Lake and then ski down.

On  the way to Dream Lake from Nymph Lake the trail narrows considerably so you need to go single file. We were lucky that the trail was fairly packed down when we passed by. It was  a gorgeous day when Phil took this photograph!

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New Ski Tracks Near Hidden Valley In Rocky Mountain Natinal Park


We were driving up Trail Ridge Road to Hidden Valley to see what the conditions were like when I saw these fresh ski tracks coming down one of the slopes. Someone looked like they were having fun skiing through all of the trees. I wonder where they started their run…

We have our skis ready and waiting until the arctic blast goes away so we can try our hand at skiing at Hidden Valley. Or maybe we’ll just go snowshoeing…that’s just as much fun!

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Sprague Lake In RMNP Is Just Beautiful This Time Of Year!



Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful any time of the year. This particular day the sun was shining and the mountains were spectacular! Phil and I took a walk around the lake. It looked like it had just snowed a couple of inches the night before and it was really pretty.

When we got to the farthest part of the trail we could see where the cross-country skiers had turned around too. They had skied right across the lake. It must be frozen pretty good. I thought the picture with the ski tracks and the mountains as the backdrop was so pretty.

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Follow The Orange Tabs At Sprague Lake For Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing In RMNP


Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. It’s pretty flat and the views are magnificent. To help you follow the trail in winter when it is covered with snow, there are orange tabs on the trees about 8-10 feet high that you can follow. This will show you the trail and where you should be going. Just follow them around the lake.

It’s just gorgeous up there this time of year! Get your hiking boots, snowshoes or skis out and go have some fun!

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There’s Snow In The Mountains In Rocky Mountain National Park!



What a difference from one week to the next! Last weekend we were still wearing shorts and t-shirts, marveling at how beautiful the weather has been and what a gorgeous extended summer we were having! Last year at this time we had already had 2 significant snowfalls. So far this year the temperatures were still in the 70s during the daytime. Not bad for the beginning of October.

And then on Friday, the weather changed. It is still beautiful but we turned  the heat on in the house with temps at night in the 30s and 40s and in the daytime in the 60s. We got out the  jeans and jackets. What a difference a week makes!

Phil and I took a ride into the park to see the snow in the mountains. You can see that it is still autumn at the bottom but definitely winter at the top!

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