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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wild Basin Hike- Rocky Mountain National Forest - August 15 2011

Another day; another hike. A bit over a five mile round trip and a one thousand foot elevation climb.



First stop - Copeland Falls.


And now the hard part...climbing up. Two more falls up ahead.





Ouzel Falls

Monday, August 15, 2011

Alpine Tundra Hike

Going up higher to see Alpine Tundra

Click on any picture to enlarge. The lake on the far slope looks inviting.

Alpine Moth? Butterfly?



Ancient Lava Bed at 12,000+ feet

Elk Grazing


Grand Lake

Rocky Mountain Lake Hike

Russell and Lara came up for some hiking lessons. Kannon came along as an observer.

Bear Lake

Don't know the name of this lake but it had a lot of water lilies.

Water lily

Climbing up to the next lake.

Dream Lake

The water color of Dream Lake

Very clear water

Emerald Lake