Tag Archives: Rocky Mountain National Park

Sky Pond

Summer is almost over, and we did not fit in much hiking. We did one backpacking trip in the Rawah Wilderness early in the summer, but I forgot to take my camera! It was a short 2-day trip, but long … Continue reading

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Car Camping Compromise

I was planning a short backpacking trip for the weekend after Thanksgiving when I realized that the annual “Catch the Glow” Christmas parade was scheduled for that Friday, and the 4th of July fireworks that were postponed due to high … Continue reading

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Black Lake

Last Sunday the kids and I took a day hike up to Black Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The hike is about 8.5 miles round trip from the Glacier Gorge trail head. It is an out-and-back trail, not a … Continue reading

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Leeches in Bear Lake and Rawah Wilderness

Before I had children, I spent my weekends kayaking and camping in the Colorado Rockies. During that time, I never once had a leech bite, saw a leech, or was even warned about leeches in our rivers and lakes. But … Continue reading

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Tonahutu-North Inlet Loop, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Our big trip for the last week of the summer this year was a 48-mile, 5-day trek through Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). For this trip we had three adults and two boys (9 and 10). We left the younger … Continue reading

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