Don’t watch the nun, just listen to the music for the post…for as long as you can stand it. 😉 P.S. I don’t think this is one of those preggo nuns you saw out on Halloween. Too bad.
Anyways, some people celebrated Halloween this year by dressing in scantily clad outfits and enjoying the ghastly and ghostly pleasures of the evening. That was me last year. hee hee. This year, I spent Halloween with a different theme. A theme of going camping and hiking up at Ranger Lakes campground (near Cameron Pass). Yes, the campground was still open… but Jeff and I were the only crazies actually there. Us and the coyotes howling all night long.
The campground sat nice and high… so it was nice and cold. So cold in fact, that there was a ton of snow in the campground, and anything left outside overnight was covered in frost.
No, these are not Crocs. These are Waldies.
This area is known for moose sightings. Something I have always wanted to see. I was taunted by moose tracks near the campground.
The one time moose tracks isn’t an ice cream.
..and some lakes near the campsite.
Who needs to pay for bags of ice when you can scoop snow from your camp site?
Saturday was spent hiking up Lulu mountain to 12,228 ft. Our intent was to hike to the American Lakes which are about 1000 ft lower, but…
and that we did. But first, here are some photos from about 11,000 ft at American Lakes.
Jeff trudging upwards through the snow.
A bit higher…
OMG! Moose sighting!
Hiking along the Continental Divide at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park up towards one of the highest peaks around.
Views from the top of Lulu Mountain:
It was a bit rugged near the top.
Bagels with almond butter was the food of choice for the high alpine creatures.
Hurry! They’re coming!
We headed back to camp to cook up some warm food and make a nice fire. We rested up for Day 2.
I couldn’t make it through the whole post while listening to that song. Had to kill it halfway through. 🙂
I bet you’ll do better than most!! I last about 10 seconds.
Epic Mountain Biking, snowboarding and hiking, clean air, awesome scenery and no urban sprawl…..
That’s it, I’m putting in for a transfer!!
Great pics and great report, as expected.