Tag Archives: Rocky Mountain National Park

Lumpy Ridge And The Clouds From Lake Estes Were Spectacular After The Snow!

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The sky and clouds were spectacular from Lake Estes after the snow the other day. I think the photographs and colors are magnificent. Look at those clouds still over the mountains!

What do you think?

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Wild Turkeys Love to Roam Around In Estes Park!

 

I haven’t seen the wild turkeys very much this winter. But yesterday I was taking a walk down Fall River Road and saw 10 of them pecking around, looking for food right near  Castle Mountain Lodge.  I didn’t have my camera with me so I took a picture with my phone.

They were all huge! The “rafter” (new word for me…it means a large group of turkeys) of turkeys numbered 10. I’m not sure if this was the same group as before or a new one, as the blonde turkey was not there. They just looked up at me and continued eating away!

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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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Cute Little Chickadee On Emerald Lake Trail In RMNP

 

On our recent hike up to Emerald Lake this cute little chickadee kept following us for the last part of the hike. He was so cute. He’d fly to the ground right near us and peck around and then fly to the branch of a nearby tree.

I finally figured it out and got my camera ready. He landed on this branch on the trail right near Emerald Lake and I clicked away! Cute, isn’t he?

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