Good advice for a 53rd birthday
Robin Chocolates from Longmont are a great start to more wagging!
Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park
Cleaning up pine beetle kill along the road
Destination: Alberta Falls
Snowy trail--beautiful day
An Oregon hiker in shorts
A small tree dead from pine beetle kill
Cliff at the lower end of Alberta Falls
Before the wind really picked up
Most of the falls were under snow and ice but we could hear the stream as we hiked
Chocolate turtles in their natural environment
A pine squirrel wants to join us for lunch but is told "No feeding the wildlife!"
Same goes for the gray jay
The blue of the Stellar's Jay is startling in the subalpine forest
We were glad to see snow in the mountains; we haven't had any on the Front Range this month, which is quite unusual and a little ominous
Snow trail-packed across a bridge
Bear Lake is just above Alberta Falls
Despite the snow, the winter's been warm enough to warrant this sign--which a teenager had to test for herself
The view from Bear Lake of Hallett Peak on the left and Flattop mountain on the right.
A favorite of the locals near the YMCA camp and a delicious place for a birthday dinner
Heading through Estes on our way home, a quiet morning before the tourists head back up in a month or so.
. . . and get to the mountains when you can!