Hike and Run in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park
Today I'm in one of my favorite places - Estes Park, Colorado, just outside Rocky Mountain National Park! This week, we hiked in the mountains and ran in and walked around Estes Park with a stop at Laura's for homemade Oreo Cheesecake ice cream, toffee and a cookie.
|Emerald Lake (My Husband is Along Water's Edge)|
Running from the RV Park (good wifi there) into Estes Park and to Lake Estes has been convenient. The lake is two miles away and main street is even closer. Wednesday, I ran 14 miles mostly beside Lake Estes. I drank Cytomax and ate four dates. It was windy and a little hilly, but the views were gorgeous and I saw some deer running through front yards.
After that 3 hour hike, we hiked another hour to see Alberta Falls (9400' elevation). I was tired by then, but the falls, the boulders and the pines and aspens were gorgeous and worth the energy. That night, it took me two seconds to fall asleep!