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Oh-my-Gawd Road

As part of working at the park, I often tell people some of the history of the two main roads in the park, Trail Ridge Road and Fall River Road.  Roads in Colorado are not only scenic, but very often have an interesting history to them as well.  Many of…

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Midwest Invasion

As I was out hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park today, I met a cute family from Missouri who had just arrived.  They are just one of many Midwesterners who make the trek to the Rocky Mountain each summer.  As I’m driving the roads around this area, I see countless…

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Fire and Rain

With all the moisture and heavy snow we had through May, we were feeling pretty good about the lack of fire danger.  It was one of the clearest Junes I can remember in a long time, and was also the only fire-free June for the region I can remember since we…

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The Daily Commute

Today as I was starting my drive home from Estes Park back to Nederland, the car in front of me swerved quickly as if to avoid something.  Good thing I have anti-lock brakes, because a moment later I found out what that something was when a large bull elk was…

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