Breaking Trail To Cub Lake in RMNP After The Snow

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We were the first ones out on the trail to Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park after the new snow a few days ago.

It was such a treat. Quiet and solitude. We didn’t see anyone else until we were almost down again.

 

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We Got A Lot Of Snow In Estes Park And RMNP!

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What a difference a day makes in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Saturday was warm and sunny and Sunday the snows started into Monday.

By Monday afternoon we had about 8-10 inches and it was still snowing. I even had to put my winter jacket on…first time in a long while!

Happy Winter!

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Snowman At Sprague Lake in RMNP

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Someone made this snowman along the trail at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

It had a cute face, but I loved the sun shining from the back, looking out to the lake. What do you think?

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The Riverwalk In Downtown Estes Park Was Pretty With The New Snow Yesterday

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When we got up yesterday morning there was about 5″ of new snow on the ground We shoveled and then drove into town to get a bite to eat.

I decided to walk home as it was so pretty and quiet outside. I love the solitude early in the morning when no one is around.

I loved this photograph of the bridge over Fall River along the Riverwalk in downtown Estes Park. You can see Old Man Mountain in the distance.

And then about 11:00…it started snowing again. It snowed all day and all night!

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We Needed Hiking Sticks On Cub Lake Trail In RMNP After The Snow

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We hiked up to Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park the other day on the spur of the moment. We figured we’d go as far as we could and then we’d turn around, depending on how deep the snow was or how slippery it got on the trail.

It was a gorgeous hike up, as we were the first to break trail that particular day after it had snowed a few inches. The going up was fine but coming down it was a bit slippery in places. So we picked up two sticks on the side of the trail and used them as hiking sticks. What a difference that made! That extra “leg” makes all the difference in the world.

When we got down to the flat meadows again, we put them on the side of the trail for someone else in need.

It was a great hike and I am so glad we decided to hike all the way up to Cub Lake. It was just gorgeous!

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Lumpy Ridge In RMNP Was Gorgeous After The Snowfall

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It was a gorgeous morning to get out and take some photographs of the new snow. I especially love to photograph Lumpy Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is only about a 2 minute drive from our home and so spectacular!

These are the rocks where Tommy Caldwell, who recently climbed the Dawn Wall at El Capitan in Yosemite, first learned to climb. Very impressive! Estes Park is so proud of him!!

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Snow-Covered Bridge At Sprague Lake In RMNP

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This was such a magnificent photograph of the snowy-white mountains and the blue, blue sky from the bridge at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park!

What do you think?

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Long Peak In RMNP Was Gorgeous Peeking Throught The Clouds At Lily Lake

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The weather was just starting to clear when I took this photograph of Longs Peak, the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, peeking through the clouds with Lily Lake in the foreground.

Pretty, don’t you think?

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Snowy-Faced Bighorn Sheep Searching For Food In Estes Park And RMNP

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This Ewe had to dig pretty deep to get some of the grasses in our yard for lunch. I love her snow-covered face as she looks up at me.

Adorable, don’t you think?

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