We decided to see sunset on the longest day of the year from the closest highest driving spot, so quick drive to the Trail Ridge Road in RMNP was in order. It was cold, windy and by the time we were leaving, we were covered in the white fast moving cloud… at 12100 feet high elevation weather turns on a dime!
I took this photo 5 years ago on one of the short hikes off Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. We are planning to get fairly early tomorrow and escape another hot day here in Boulder by going to the same place, while it still have plenty of snow.
About to hit that ice on down hill slope. Hard smooth ice, it was covered by a few inches of fresh snow and descending it was easy and fun. Ascending it, well, it was not visible on my way up to the Black Lake and I ended up doing some body snow surfing, even in snowshoes. Fun times in the mountains! Can’t wait for another adventure and I’m about to have a toast 🥂 for many more to come!
Had to take advantage of holiday and do some fresh snow backyard adventure. Managed to get all the way to the Black Lake in #rockymountainnationalpark and quick stop at the end of the day at Dream Lake. By the end it got so cold (7F according to my car) that layer under the windbreaker was white frosty frozen when I took it off before getting in the car.
You might notice that I’m standing knee deep in fresh powder. Post Mills Lake snowshoes were must to have. All lakes are now fully covered in snow, 4-10 inches at least.