Rocky Mountain National Park 2009

While in Colorado we had the opportunity to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.

The first day I hiked around the Bear Lake area and took HDR photos of the taller peaks. I was lucky the sky stayed clear until noon (gallery photos 1-15).

On the second day we did a car tour along Trail Ridge Road. There were more clouds and even some rain. At one point we hiked up to an alpine desert above 12,000 ft. These “mushroom rocks” offered an unusual photographic subject.

Along the way we saw both elk and the wily marmot.