Snowshowing/Hiking – Rocky Mountain National Park

What can I say? It’s been quite a while since we’ve been to Rocky Mountain National Park. Like more than 20 years, and about a 2-1/2 hour drive. It’s not that it isn’t a nice place to visit, but we just never seem to get there. This year we decided to go . . . and stay for a couple of nights, and . . . snowshoe! We hadn’t really planned on it, because, as was noted in my previous post, it had been in the 70s along the Front Range for weeks. But, then just before we went the temperatures dropped and we got a little snow in the lower elevations and . . . . . . two feet in the National Park! Woo Hoo!!!

We drove up there on the morning of Friday, April 17. As we approached Estes Park on US-34 it began to snow again.

The snow was falling on the way to Estes Park

The snow was falling on the way to Estes Park

We stayed on the west end of Estes Park at the Maxwell Inn. It was a nice little place, looking as if it had been   Continue reading