A hike to remember

The best laid plans of mice and men, etc.  Well, that’s pretty much been 2020 for all of us.  We had plans to go hiking in more national parks but the ones we had penciled in for this year are not going to happen…

Not this year anyway!

We might make it to two national parks if we plan things well, pack up the Jeep and hit the road, but in the meantime we need to get back into hiking shape as we fondly remember the great hikes of 2019 that took our breath away – literally and figuratively!

This beauty of a path was in Rocky Mountain National Park last August.  By this time of our visit I was doing much better with breathing in the high altitude but not enough to even scratch the length of this 4.2 mile hike (that’s one way folks) that started at elevation 10,753 feet above sea level and ended at 11,796 feet above sea level.

Whatever was I not thinking!

I believe it was the Poudre Lake trailhead that takes you from the lake, along the Continental Divide and up to the Alpine Center.  We started the trail here at the lake…

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Headed up the path which had a lovely drop off as you can see here..

hike, hiking, rmnp

Gave it as much as I could this day…

hike, hiking, hiker, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Stopped at these steps…

And after sitting on a fallen tree to catch my breath and to enjoy the beautiful scenery and silence, it was turn around and down the trail to the car.

For those amazing souls who have and can complete this trail, here is the view across from the Alpine Visitors Center that greets you.  Elk almost always included.

alpine visitors center, rmnp, colorado, rocky mountains, elk, nature photography, landscape photography

What’s the most daring, dangerous, beautiful, long, adventurous, etc. hike you’ve ever taken?


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15 Responses to A hike to remember

  1. buddy71 says:

    well, to answer your question…my climb of denali. though i didnt make it to the summit, i think the trip meets the requirements of your question.

  2. Timothy Price says:

    Fortunately we live in paradise, so we are out in nature simply by walking out the door. We would have been in Antwerp, Belgium this week presenting papers at an international linguistics conference, but that conference has been postponed until next August.

  3. yuri rasin says:

    Beautiful places Teri. I’m actually writing about our recent hike up in the Pyrenees mountains in France… it’ll be the next blog post 🙂

  4. Beautiful! My most memorable hike was to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah in August! I have a fear of heights and I didn’t think I would be able to make it when we had to go along a narrow ledge before we got to the top. Did I mention it was hot?

  5. Pit says:

    Looks like a fantastic hike!

  6. Nancy says:

    Gorgeous pictures!
    For me The hike up to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. It was not… a bit challenging and I was with my boys! Loved it!

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