Friday, July 14, 2023


Poudre Lake at Milner Pass. You have to arrive early to see reflections.

Not as smooth today.  Our timed entry pass wasn't till 10:00 on Tuesday. Like we thought, we could get into the entry station before 9:00 without a pass, however to go to specific areas you couldn't get in until your time. Also a timed entry pass didn't get you a parking space.  The small parking lots around Bear Lake were full and closed so we had to park and take the shuttle. We got to the shuttle parking lot right after 10:00 but didn't get to the Bear Lake area until after 10:30. It was getting hot. 

Our campground couldn't have USPS packages delivered. No problem, Pat just told Amazon not to use the Post Office. That didn't work so well, but he found a way around it and he picked up his "hold" Tues. morning. He got a call later Tuesday from the local Post Office informing him that they couldn't hold mail for an individual at a campground and they would return it to Amazon. Too late!😄

Bear Lake

We decided to continue on to Nymph Lake. Uphill!

Thursday we drove up Trail Ridge Road, past the Alpine Visitor's Center, to Milner Pass.

A rockslide across the path.

Anyone know what the tall sticks are for?

Thursday afternoon was MY day. Shopping in Estes Park. There's really no place to park downtown. We parked at a garage and took the river walk. Memorial honoring "all that served."

Community Unity, The Mural Project

Love seeing Little Free Libraries!

Pat while I shop.

The Big Thompson River obviously is bringing down the snow melt from the mountains.  It was moving fast and it was cold. 

FLASHBACK: mid 60's, 1992

I guess I was entrusted with the photo!

Are the saying cheese? Singing? Seeing something amazing?
Where are the Piepers now? Estes Park, CO

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