Sunday, November 04, 2007

Of Rocky Mountain National Park

After the cabin in Wyoming we went for a three-night backpacking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. We climbed from Grand Lake up to the Continental Divide and back again. You won't be surprised to hear it was gorgeous. Long stretches across the alpine tundra well above treeline were marked with huge cairns (as below), which we raced across on legs weary from climbing as thunderstorms drew near. We saw pikas and marmots and ptarmagins and moose and elk. The Lovely Katherine says she almost froze to death, but in the end, she didn't.

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