We drove into Estes Park to make phone calls (Ron) and use the internet (mostly me.) On the way I noticed this perfect cabin with Longs Peak in the background. How scenic. (No rust here.)
Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain NP
And home to a lot of elk. Somehow it’s not nearly as exciting to see the elk roaming through town as it was to see one in the woods.
We spent quite a bit of time in the McDonalds, having both a snack (frappe for me, coffee and apple pie for Ron) and lunch. Everybody wins.
On our way home, we stopped at pretty Lily Lake and took the one mile walk around the lake.
Lots of people were fishing, but Ron says it’s ‘catch and release’, so I always wonder, “Why?” But then I’m not an angler.
We’re thinking this is a muskrat.
Back at the car, we noticed something that wasn’t there shortly before. Yikes!
Our campground manager, who is incredibly friendly, got us the scoop. It’s from a fire in the Big Meadows area of the park. I looked at the park map and can't find any 'Big Meadows' area. Hopefully they'll get it out soon. So far we're not smelling smoke anyway.