Rocky Mountain National Park 2003
Rocky Mountain National Park, October 2003
Saturday, October 18
Keith picked Mary up at the Denver airport and went to meet Doug Van Cleef and Bob Jump at the Dam Store near Loveland. Then the four of us drove to Devil’s Gulch and hiked to Gem Lake.
This was a very easy hike for those of us who had not just come from sea level.
Sunday, October 19
We (Keith & Mary) were on our own again. Sunday morning we drove up the Old Fall River Road and down Trail Ridge Road, making a number of stops along the way. In the afternoon we hiked to several lakes, starting with Bear Lake.
No photos of Emerald Lake were worth sharing.
Tuesday, October 20
Our big hike of this trip was the hike to Chasm Lake. The trail began in the forest at 9405 ft and ended in the tundra and rocks near 12,000 ft, with Long’s Peak another 2000+ ft overhead. We loved it. Keith still (sorta) wants to climb Long’s Peak one day.