Saturday, June 11, 2011

In the Clouds

Friday we started the day with a tour of the historic Stanley Hotel.  It is reported to be a site with lots of ghost activity, but our visit proved to be uneventful as far as spirit activity goes.  Still an impressive place to see.

After stopping back at the campsite for a little lunch, we decided to set out on Trail Ridge Road and head into the mountains.  This was where we stopped, the Alpine Visitors Center, and then headed back down, stopping at many of the pullouts to take in the views.

This is the tundra where the growing season is very short.

But if you look closely, you can find signs of life.  The wildflowers were just starting to appear, all small and close to the ground.   

I still haven't gotten tired of these spectacular views.

Here you can see the trek across the tundra to get the the rocks.  And if you look closely you will see that there are people on top of those rocks.  Yes, we climbed them as well.

On the way back from the rocks we spotted some more alpine wildflowers.

I'll leave you with one more shot of the spectacular views as we made our way back down the mountains.

Saturday we will be attending the wool festival so stay tuned knitting friends.

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