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Rocky Mountain National Park – 21-Mile Loop

God I love this place. Saturday was a day of solitude, a day of inner conversations, working things out, and praying about what’s next. I woke at 4:45 am. and immediately cursed myself for dreaming up such an idea. Just short of an hour later I was at the trailhead, basking in early morning light, cinching up my boots and starting the GPS track. The first three miles were the worst, and more than once I almost turned back to watch TV, read and relax. But alas I didn’t. Here are some shots from my beautifully long day hike, which took me up, over, around, and through everything Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer.

Early morning light on the trail:


Longs Peak shrouded in clouds:

Trail Sign:

The east face of Longs:

Elk in the distance:

Lush meadow:


  1. Susan
    August 12, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Tim, I love the first shot, Early Morning Light on the Trail.

    What do I need to do to get a print of this?? 8 x 10 or larger?

  2. Sister
    August 21, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Tim- Quick- Mom really likes the photo above. It is often the topic of conversation…make her a print!

  1. August 13, 2008 at 5:20 am

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