Our afternoon in Rocky Mountain Natl Forest

This afternoon we drove through the Rocky Mountain National Forest, from the Winter Park side through to the Estes Park side and then home again. One long, scenic loop. We saw countless elk throughout the park.

Elk in Rocky Mtn Natl Park

We were also excited to see two moose. The first moose sighting for Shad and Lynette. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of the moose. We need to get a camera that takes better long shots.

We hung out by a river for awhile and Adrianna explored its banks.


Adrianna enjoyed getting down in the dirt. She even threw up a cloud of dirt so that it nicely landed all over her hair. By the time we arrived home, her khaki pants were no longer khaki but brown and she was in dire need of a bath.

We also stopped by the Alpine Visitor Center and Greg, Lynette, and I climbed to the top of the mountain there while Shad volunteered to stay with Adrianna in the van. It was only about a quarter of a mile, but the elevation at the top is 2.3 miles above sea level at 12,005 feet so we were a little light-headed by the time we were done. The view was beautiful and well worth the short hike. I love Colorado.
Lynette and Amber

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6 Responses

  1. Rhonda says:

    Those pictures are just beautiful!

  2. Peaches says:

    It is sooooo pretty up there in the park. I wasn’t as ambitious as you and Lynette – but I do have a pic of me sitting on the cliff by the parking area somewhere – I’ll have to dig it up for giggles. =)

  3. jamie says:

    that picture of Adrianna holding the ball in the bajo case is IDENTICAL to you on the mt. How cute is that.

  4. Peaches says:

    Ha – I found those pics!

    Jennifer in Rocky Mtn Natl

    Jennifer in Rocky Mtn Natl

  5. Amber says:

    Thanks for the pics Peaches! I enjoyed seeing them. Seeing your pages made me realize that I really miss scrapbooking with you!!!

  6. Peaches says:

    Awwww thanks for adding my pics to my post! I should have blacked David’s face out… muahahaha. Gosh that trip seems like ages ago….(it was almost 5 yrs ago)

    I miss scrapbooking with you too. =( I’ve gotten sooo behind….. Did finally find an extremely tiny version of our beloved Archiver’s near where I live – so hopefully I’ll start getting more done. =) Moving into our new house and setting up my craft space again is going to help as well.

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