|Near Granby||Marsh Marigold||Globe Flower|
On the way to the lake we saw snow still on the ground. The lake itself was gorgeous with snow-capped mountains making a great backdrop.
|Lost Lake||Standing in the Snow||Frannie Swims|
That afternoon Susan and I drove Grand Lake and took another short hike to see Adam's Falls on the southern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. While the falls weren't spectacular, there was a very pretty marsh above the falls and some pretty yellow flowers we found out later are called arnica.
On the last day a couple of groups of people went horseback riding around the grounds of the "ranch". Although we looked for moose every day and saw a lot of elk, the moose proved elusive until the last evening near Granby when we found one munching weeds across a creek from the road we were staying on.
|Thai92 Riding Club||Neat rock formation||Moose|
On the way back to Denver for our flight home we drove through Rocky Mountain National Park along Trail Ridge Road. It is the highest stretch of paved road in the country with 8 miles of road above 11,000 feet. Along the sides of the road are snow poles so that after it snows (and it does that alot) the snow plows can tell where the road is and avoid going off the edge of the mountain.
|Valley and Trail Ridge Road||Nice View||Snow Pole|