Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 5: Thank God I'm A Country Boy/Gal

We went into the park again on our last full day. Our neighbor at the camp site suggested a hike for us, but when we got there we realized it was more than we bargained for. But the road he told us to take was beautiful. It was a one way, dirt road only open in the summer. It took us over an hour to get over the mountains, but it was worth. We stopped a lot to see mountains, rivers, and animals. We got to the Alpine Visitor Center to go to the bathroom and stretch. The Ranger suggested a shorter hike by the Colorado River. So we did that for a hour. Then we ate lunch in Grand Lake. We went looking for ATV rentals, but it was too late in the day by the time we got there. So, we did the Adams Falls hike. We drove back to our campground on a different road. It was just as pretty. We made tin foil dinners and walked to the c-store across the street for ice cream. We went to bed early in anticipation of the next day's long drive.

Part of Adams Falls.

David and I at Adams Falls.

David and I at Adams Falls, again.

Adams Falls.

National Park sign.

Us at the Alpine Visitor Center. Check out the snow in August!

The Continental Divide.

The lazy Colorado River.

More Colorado River.

A peak on the Mummy Range of the Rocky Mountains.

A beautiful valley.

It's kind of blurry, but that is a herd of Big Horn Sheep.

You may not be able to see it, but there are little melted snow lakes in the valley.

Facing a different direction at the Alpine Visitors Center.

The road into the park.

David and I on the side of the dirt road.

David and I at Chasm Falls.

We thought we were so secluded, than a little old lady wandered by...

Chasm Falls.

1 comment:

Aunt Susie said...

I loved the pictures. It looks like you both had a great time on your vacation. Where to next? See you in Oct.