Post Photo Work Shop
Our photo shoot was over Sunday the 20th but we still had another two days at the RV park. It's easy to use up a couple of extra days in Rocky Mountain National Park; you could spend most of the summer and barely hike the 300 plus miles of trails.
It snowed on Monday down to about 7300 feet; all we got in the RV park was sleet. We decided on Tuesday to make one more foray into the park. Johnna likes water falls and there's a small one above Bear Lake called Alberta Falls. The trail starts at Glacier Gorge Junction and takes a fairly steep .6 mile hike to the falls. All of the hiking trails we walked were rated easy by the park service and they weren't extremely difficult if you took your time and didn't try to break speed records. But at 9,400 feet you feel the effort. I took my mind off the effort by admiring the fall colors.
Not a bad trail.
Alberta Falls. Not all that impressive but water falls are fun to watch no matter the size.
A more distant view.
This is why you’re encouraged not to feed the critters; they become pests. There are tame chipmunks, who have learned to beg, in every park we’ve been in; they always seem to get fed by some one. This was one of the fearless kind. There under no threat and will crawl all over anyone who lets them. Anyway, being pests aside, this little guy was way cute. Who was the sucker of the day? I didn’t ask her name but she had a good time playing with Mr/Mrs chipmunk.
After the falls we hiked back to Bear Lake once more to take a few final pictures.
The day after it snowed.
September the 22nd was our last day in Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. We could have gone home and called this trip one of our best in a while but we have a spot booked in Rapid City South Dakota. I'm looking forward to the Buffalo round up and the Black Hills Pow Wow; so off we go.