On the trail to Fern Falls

Rocky Mountain National Park — September 6, 2009

It’s the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  We’re expecting there to be quite a lot of people on the trails today, so we pick one that, hopefully won’t be so crowded that we’ll be unable to get a parking lot.  While there are shuttle buses for hikers, we’d prefer to be able to park and hike.

We get to the trail-head and the parking lot is full — no room for even a small car like ours.  Fortunately, there’s another small parking back up the road a little ways and there was an empty spot there when we went past.  Hopefully, no one has slipped into it — good, it’s still open.

Here’s a few photos from the hike:

(click on any of the following photos to view a larger image.)

Looking back towards trailhead

Looking back towards trailhead

Pool on Big Thompson

Pool on Big Thompson

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Tansy Aster

Tansy Aster

Fern Falls (slight time exposure)

Fern Falls (slight time exposure)

Threatening clouds

Threatening clouds

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