Thursday, 9 July, 2020
Because of the COVID19, you have to make a reservation to enter Rocky Mountain National Park. Our entry time was 12 noon, so we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast before neatening up the camper and then heading to the park.
Rocky Mountain NP was, as usual, gorgeous. We were lucky to spot a couple of moose just a few miles into the park. Actually we first spotted a carload of people standing on the side of the road pointing and taking pictures. They were nice enough to point out the moose to us.
Kerry still didn’t enjoy driving the steep and winding roads, but without the camper was a bit more relaxed. We found a patch of old snow near a pull off and Timmy was so happy to be able to throw snowballs at Papa. The temperature dropped the higher we climbed and the winds picked up. Good thing we remembered Timmy’s jacket. Timmy enjoyed using the binoculars, mostly looking for tigers (mountain lions.)
Near Alpine we saw a herd of elk. Mostly females and mostly lying down. There were still a lot of patches
Rocky Mtn NP
Looking for moose
of snow in the higher elevations, which made a pretty sight. We turned around and headed back at Hidden Valley, where Timmy got to see a bear paw print and crossed the stream on sticks.
We saw bull elk near Medicine Bow Curve, but could only see one head and several sets of antlers over the peak. We found a larger patch of snow for a final snowball fight and another moose on the way back out of the park.
An altogether nice day.
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