Once again we headed up into the mountains for some camping and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. After we got our camp site set up, we took a hike up to see a few of the glacial lakes we had seen last time. The trail was completely unfrozen this time, which made the hiking easier, but the scenery was still just as magnificent.
On day two we decided to hike up Flattop mountain. At 12,324 ft, it was the highest peak we'd ever climbed. The trail was about as long, and had about as much vertical gain as Mt. Washington, but it seemed much less strenuous, which was a huge relief.
Our final day in the park was the 4th of July. We wanted to go on a short hike before we left, but the park was so full of people on vacation that we couldn't park at any trail-heads, and there was a 45 minute wait to take a shuttle bus from the large parking lot. So instead we headed home, past miles and miles of people waiting in traffic to get into the park. It looks like we picked the right day to leave.
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