Thursday, September 15, 2016

Travel Time RMNP Part 2

Part 2 of the Hike at Rocky Mountain National Park

As we were hiking up - this ranger was going down - with his mule in tow. Talk about a cool dude. He stopped and talked with us a bit. This is his job. To pack things in and pack things out.  I seriously think he needs a side kick that quilts.... right????  I would LOVE to do this!!

One of the views
It is nothing short of beautiful up there!!

This is a catch and release area.
and remember - we are learning to fly fish?
Well - there were a few great places to practice.

Just so you know - I don't have to worry about the release yet, I am still working on the catch!!

Check this out!
The blues were just amazing

And my Motley Crew
Ha ha - they are the best!!

Oh and you may notice
each of them has their own backpack this time ;-)
There was a comment on a previous hike as to why weren't they packing things in
They do - they just sneak it in!!   

Now we are getting to our final destination
we know it is just over that tree line

Ta -da!!
We have arrived!!
Totally worth the hike, the rain, the hail, the sun, and the wind!!

What a place to eat, fish, and just be amazed!!


Paige said...

Wonderful photos! I went there several years ago and I loved it and want to go back one day! Thanks for sharing!

Ranch Wife said...

Oh! Let me know if you spotted an abandoned cabin there...I'd move in tomorrow! Wonder how much fabric a mule could pack in. I'd have to sew on the porch because that view is incredible!
And what happened to your boys? They grew into men!

Sherrill said...

Ooo, so pretty!! I'm assuming it's not an overnight trip since you have lots to tend to at home. So great that the boys still wanna hang with the parents!! How come everyone has a jacket on except #1 (?) son? Aren't you scared of bear encounters?

diana569 said...

Looks like Heaven, beautiful pictures! When the Ranger packs things in, is he taking them to people that live there? That looks like beautiful country to ride in? Do you ever take your horses?

Terri said...

I know you worked for it, but you are sooooo lucky. Beautiful scenes and family! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Sue said...

Gorgeous. The guys too.

Janice Holton said...

Thanks for sharing the view! That is gorgeous!

WeedyMama said...

Colorado blue skies. I remember them from a trip 30+ yrs ago. I know these aren't the Maroon Bells, so where are you?

Looks like you caught 4 men. Are you going to release them? ;}

Not too sure the horse is really thrilled about the job, but I'll bet it beats a rodeo.

Quilter Kathy said...

WOW! That is gorgeousness!! Enjoy!

Patti said...

I was thinking about those blues when I got to your comment. I would love to collect fabric of each blue. Do a Bonnie Hunter-ish type of quilt.

Tami C said...

It's really amazing!!! I live here in Colorado and am absolutely blown away with the beauty of our National Park. You do such a great job of capturing all that and sharing with us. Thank you!

The Joyful Quilter said...

That last photo would make a stunning quilt!!

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

Gorgeous photos!
Do you think the Ranger could use another side kick?
I am sure I could stay indefinitely.
Enjoy fly fishing...

krislovesfabric said...

Wow, lots of great photos, beautiful area!!

Soma @ said...

What a great hike! I am glad you captured it in such beautiful photos.

Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!


LA Paylor said...

breathtaking! You may not have caught fish but you caught the beauty.
LeeAnna at not afraid of color