Nellie"s Needles

Monday, July 21, 2008

On Top of the World

Thought I'd share some photos taken from Trail Ridge Road, the highway that crosses over the top of some of the Rockies highest peaks. It's the longest continuous highway in the United States that's over 12,ooo feet high.
The road is narrow with hardly any shoulders and has steep drop offs.
There's more snow than we've ever seen at this time of year. A lot more fell in the high country than than the valleys last winter. Great for the skiers and good for the winter golfers. I find it difficult to believe that the courses are open all winter here in Estes Park.

There are resident herds of elk down in the valleys and even in town. However, most of them go up to the high country for the summer.

2 comments:

Caron said...

I forsee some gorgeous quilts coming from this trip.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Hi Nellie. We just got back from Estes Park, Grand Mesa, etc. We went high country camping, but only lasted two days as the mud and snow made it difficult. So we turned in our car, rented a Harley Davidson and headed up to Black Hills of South Dakota. I loved Estes Park - the Swedish Festival was going on. We had a wonderful day there. We ate at a cute little Italian Restaurant over back by the river. We were disappointed our deep woods camping was cut short - but had a wonderful time none the less. Also - the bears were becoming active a little late and to be honest - I was a bit uncomfortable those two nights!!!
Can't wait to see what your creative imagination takes from your trip.