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nmDec 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm #1464186
What happened Dondo? This reminds me of some old girlfriends.Dec 14, 2008 at 10:53 am #1464281Dec 14, 2008 at 11:36 am #1464290
Brian BarnesBPL Member
Nice Dondo… I love that place!Dec 14, 2008 at 12:24 pm #1464298
Me too, Brian. I never get tired of getting up there. By the way, I enjoyed your photo essay about your trip across the Park earlier this year. It looked like quite a trip.Dec 14, 2008 at 4:08 pm #1464327
Great work Dondo and a fantastic Christmas card. The sepia treatment is perfect.Dec 16, 2008 at 4:36 pm #1464807
George MatthewsBPL Member
Nice Christmas card! I've been twice to RMNP hiking but in summer. On a trip in December a few years ago, my wife and I drove up to the entrance. The drive up on US34 was nice. Snowing a little on and off. In Estes Park there were elk in the road. Ever since then I've wondered about hiking in RMNP in winter. Will have to try it when I get the chance.
these next two look like b&w because snow was blocking the light i thinkDec 22, 2008 at 11:19 pm #1466041
David PostonBPL Member
@dgpostonLocale: NYC metro
My wife and I snowshoed on Emerald Lake in December 2006. Was it frozen over enough to walk across?Dec 23, 2008 at 12:25 pm #1466119
>>Ever since then I've wondered about hiking in RMNP in winter. Will have to try it when I get the chance.
George, it's great in winter. The network of trails around Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge provide some of the finest snowshoeing opportunities around. Avalanche danger is low but the quality of scenery is very high. The road to both trailheads is kept plowed throughout the winter. I tend to avoid the area in summer because of the crowds but in winter this is four star hiking. If you don't have snowshoes, you can rent them in Estes Park.
If you like to photograph elk, you can usually find a good herd at Moraine Park around dusk.Dec 23, 2008 at 12:33 pm #1466123
"My wife and I snowshoed on Emerald Lake in December 2006. Was it frozen over enough to walk across?"
David, it probably was, but we didn't try this time. The winds ripping across the lake were cold and fierce and my wife was huddled in a clump of trees about twenty yards back when I took this shot. The fingertips I exposed to operate the camera became useless in a couple of minutes. On the way back, we did walk across Dream Lake.
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