September 29, 2009
Another trip to over 12,000 feet
Rocky Mountain National Park — September 5, 2009
We’re really not much for spending a lot of time in shops or arts and craft shows any more, so after Saturday morning in Estes Park, we decided to head back into the park again — up to Trail Ridge Road by way of the old Fall River Road.
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Sure enough, a nice group of elk, bedded down for the day.
One of the many switchbacks on the one-way Fall River Road.
Quite chilly, 46°F with a 26mph wind speed for a 37°F wind chill
On the way back down, headed to Estes Park.
Soon after we were in the park, we saw certain indicators of wildlife ahead.
On the way up, we saw much more fall color than just a few days before.
At the top, it was spitting rain with a little bit of frozen stuff mixed in.
Trail Ridge Road at about 12,000 feet above sea level
Commentary and images from the road
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