To my friends, bloggers and followers, I take this opportunity to wish you all the best for this coming year full of hope, good health and prosperity as well as a very productive year of wonderful photography to grace our WordPress site.
Off to a well relaxed and entertaining 11 days Panama Canal cruise. All the best till I return, hoping that meanwhile I ‘ll be missed just a bit.
Taking the almost empty back road from the city of Loveland (about 40 minutes from the Estes Park Entrance) thus bypassing the busy and overflowing main Big Thompson Canyon road, I came across this stunning view of this snow capped mountain.
On sunny days such as this, the mountain peaks and meadows glow in vivid kaleidoscopic display of orange, yellow, deep blue and green.
A perfect example of the constant weather change in the Alpine portion of the Rocky Mountains pNational Park.
To reach this altitude of over 11,000 feet to the Alpine Visitor Center, one needs to be prepared, for the weather is constantly changing. Two minutes after I took this shot while driving (slowing down of course), it started raining. Thunderstorms and lightnings are common and snow falling happens with no warning. However despite this “small” inconveniences, the ride is amazing.
A solitary angler casting a line in the park, trying to catch the big one, (trout) perhaps for dinner that night.
Rocky Mountains carries you breathless with wonder and altitude.
A very congested area with visitors. The park made available bus transportation to the visitors to prevent more congestion to the area. One is required to park their vehicle at the bottom of the road in specific parking area and catch the bus to reach this location and enjoy the spectacular loop view of the surrounding lake and mountain.
Bear Lake Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, CO that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.