I decided to hike up to Dream Lake. Along the way my lungs were acting like whiny little sea-level lungs, so I punished them by hiking further on up to Emerald Lake. Its only 1.8 miles to Emerald Lake, with an elevation gain of only 600 feet, but at these elevations, it feels like longer. … More Day 19 – iHike.
Went out searching for coyotes this morning without much luck, then settled in at Notchtop Cafe in Estes Park (highly recommend) to drink copius amounts of coffee and get some work done on my computer. Several hours here oughta do the trick…
So, the trail this morning was supposed to be a short relatively easy hike. It probably is, if you’re in great shape and used to these elevations. I am not. But, though towards the end I was stopping every 15 feet or so to catch my breath, I managed to hike the 3 miles (I’m … More Day 17 – *gasp*
I had been considering going home today, but the Colorado gang convinced me to stay another week. Next weekend there will be another photography meetup. I don’t think they had to try to hard to get me to agree to stay. Several of us went out in search of Moose today and while we never … More Day 16 – Staying longer…
Today a bunch of us piled into two jeeps and went jeeping. I’d never been and looking at the jeep trails, I was not convinced one could drive through them, even in a jeep. I was proven wrong and I’ll admit it was loads more fun that I expected. And, bonus, there are places you … More Day 15- Jeeping!
I did go out with several photographers early in the day and we even managed to spot a bear, though my shots of this cute little bird came out better. It was fun, but I am worn the heck out. So, I’m taking a siesta this afternoon. I’m not alone. My camping buddy is crashed … More Day 14 – Tired!
I’ve been a member of Deviant Art for many years and through the site, made friends with a few photographers. The reason I even made plans to come to Colorado this trip was because one of these photographers was organizing a meetup. This morning I met up with the lot of them today, including John … More Day 13 – Photography Meetup
A fox snarled at me on my way to the restroom. My heart nearly jumped out of my chest. Then I saw the bunny running in the other direction. My near heart attack cost the fox his dinner but saved a life. Eventful potty break.
I’ve reached Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. I didnt realize how tiring the elevation would be initially, but I’ll adapt soon enough. In the meantime, RMNP is beautiful, the elk are HUGE, the tourists dumb, but amusing and the weather is perfect. I’m camping with a new photographer friend from Deviant Art tonight and … More Day 12 – Rocky Mountain National Park
At Coal Creek Coffee Co. In Laramie, WY listening to the baristas quote every line from Finding Nemo. 🙂 Makes me think of my sisters…miss you!