Wednesday, May 30, 2012


On Memorial Day, May 28th, we left Leadville and headed to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Our route took us through several National Forests and some high elevations. And we thought getting to Leadville with a struggling engine was a lot!

The first pass we encountered was Freemont Pass, elevation 11,320 feet and then up through the San Isabel National Forest. We traveled through the White River National Forest and passed the Copper Mountain Ski Area. We actually entered the Rocky Mountain National Park around 11:30am, but we were on the west side so that we had to travel through Milner Pass with an elevation of 10, 758 and travel the very curvy Route 34 to the Moraine Campground. Lots of switch backs, hills and curves with steep drop offs.  Tim was happy to spot wildlife at the Beaver Ponds.. 2 elk just grazing by the side of the road. We even crossed the Continental Divide again!

The scenery was wonderful... snow capped mountains all around. I snapped a few pictures through the windshield to show the snow on the side of the road and the steep grade of the roads. We were very happy to arrive here around 2:30pm, set up camp and relax. We'll be here for 7 days..plenty of time to explore, hike, and perhaps even veg out for a day! 

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