I spent 3.5 days hiking 45 miles hiking over 8000 ft in the Rockies two weeks ago. Evening were spent working on my infrastructure book. It snowed on my 2.5 days of the time. Winds 60 mph at Mills Pond, but it was all good. Hiking in the cool weather is the right way to do it. Thank goodness for lined jeans. 300+ elk. 50+ deer. No coyotes but I heard them. Most of the leaves were gone, but caught a few. One spot near Cub Lake had a gold carpet of fallen leaves. Take a look…
Mills Pond (note the chop in the water – 60 mph winds w snow)
Bridal Veil Falls
Big Bull elk
In have been a very warm fall so far despite the snow. The west side still has no snow in the valley. Here is hoping they get lots this winter. See you next year RMNP!