Thursday, September 08, 2016

Travel Time - RMNP

We might have logged a lot of miles across our State! What gorgeous country. Our goal this time was to go to placed we hadn't been yet, and seek out new trails. Oh my Stars! I want to do more!!

This trip took us up to a trail in Rocky Mountain National Park... lawsy Mercy - did we climb and climb and climb  - up to 12000 ft. Oh - can you see the world from there!!!


In this particular hike - we experienced all 4 seasons in 8 hours.  The clouds moved in and the background for these Aspens was amazing!!

We made it up to the Falls.  All of us practiced our photography, and tried to get that water blur to show you how fast it was moving.  My boys' pictures turned out great too - but since this is my blog, you are stuck with my photos ( ha ha ha)


I think this tree showed that fall was coming, The others thought it might be beetle kill. I choose to believe me ;-)   It is so amazing that there are beetle kill trees and right next to it will be a healthy tree with no damage at all




Remember , when I hike, I stop a lot.  Who can resist these views???   We were not at the top yet - though!


Pine cone - just in case you haven't seen an immature one yet ;-)




Little bit made a friend. The little chipmunks were just scurrying all over the place!!!



So - I have some Black and White Photos - over at my photo blog. And I have more to share - I just didn't want to bore you too much - all at once!!



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13 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

I'm surprised you didn't run into any snow. Love the water falls.

Salmagundi said...

Always love beautiful photos of our beautiful state!!!! Sally

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Which "hill" did you hike up? Son & DIL are going out there yet this month....he wants to hike up Longs Peak. Personally, I think he's crazy and DIL has problems breathing at altitudes lower than that. Canned oxygen maybe??

Judy said...

Beautiful pictures! I love looking at pictures where our travels may take us next year!! Thank you!!

Grantham Lynn said...

Great post. I love nature! Thanks for sharing!

diana569 said...

beautiful pictures! 12000 ft is along way up!

Susan Reynolds said...

Great shots. Love 'em

Patti said...

Gorgeous! It's been too long since I've been to Colorado.

bettyl-NZ said...

It's always fun to see new places and to have new experiences. The scenery is just wonderful!

Dar said...

Great pictures of your hiking. What beautiful sights you can see from the top of the world.!

Paige said...

Simply beautiful!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Beautiful photos! What a brave critter. Oh and I stop while hiking a lot too :)

-Soma

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Stunning scenery and the chipmunk is very cute :)