Day 4 of the Colorado adventure: we have gotten up early and are among a line of cars waiting to get into the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Not five minutes into the park we have our first Elk spotting. We really weren’t expecting to see any as they are usually not out during the day.
Nobody bothered to tell the elk that they weren’t supposed to be out. We ended up stuck as dozens of elk made their way across the road.
We got to the trail head and had a little warm up hike around Bear lake. A Rocky Mountain trail that is wheel chair accessible.
The next stop on our tour of lakes is Nymph lake. I’m pretty sure this is where the Lady of the Lake present Excalibur to Arthur King of the Britons.
Next is Dream lake. If you pay close attention to the mountain in the distance it will be in more photos and keep getting bigger.
The trail terminated at Emerald Lake. A good place to take a rest before turning around and going past all those lovely lakes again.
After getting back to the trail head it was time to hike down the mountain to our next objective.
Alberta falls. This time of year a tiny stream, probably a lot more violent when the snows are in full melt.
After a long day of hiking we headed back in Estes to check out the town and grab some grub.