Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Rocky Mountain National Park

Tuesday - We had a timed entry permit for any time between 9 to 11 a.m. There was quite a line at the entrance gate when we arrived at 10. A nice drive through the park. This picture was taken at the Alpine Visitors Center, which was closed for the season. 

We went on a short (1.2 mile) hike and the elevation was 12,300’. Not enough air at this elevation. Fortunately, they have these nice little signs nicely spaced out on the steeper sections of the trail that you can stop and read. They called these mushroom rocks due to their shape. Nice clear skies today though it was pretty cold with the wind at the higher elevations.

It's kind of interesting that there doesn't seem to be any iconic view or location here at RMNP. Beautiful views, and high mountains but no "Half Dome" or "Old Faithful" type of location.

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