Please Get Off the Nuclear Weapon!

31 Jul

Colorado is such an amazing place, well at least the little corner of the state that we got to view.

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We stayed in a 2 room cabin with a kitchenette and a deck that overlooked… a camper, but beyond the camper the rocky mountains majestic peaks shined. This trip has been a whirlwind, and I have to say that if given the choice, I may have stayed in the RMNP longer. We hiked, we ate, and we laughed alot. Yesterday morning we started our day (6am) with a breakfast ride on horseback to a breakfast in the mountain. Although I am far too out of shape to sit on a horse for 2 straight hours, the trip was perfect otherwise.

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Then we came back to our room and got our hiking gear and headed into the park (here is where the national park pass really has paid off) and took a small hike at 8,000 feet, to Alberta Falls and Bear Lake.

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We then showered and headed to the highest peak that the road travels and viewed MANY elk and marmot. On the road out of the park this morning we got to see Longhorn grazing on the weeds alongside of the road. Then… we headed to Nebraska. Driving by the many (many many many) missile silo’s for the minute men nukes was interesting. Admittedly it took me a few silo sites to realize what I was seeing. After all, we are in the southwestern corner of the state where from what I understand the majority of Nebraska’s silo sites are located. Other than that, Nebraska has been very anticlimactic. I would never recommend coming here AFTER such an amazing place as Colorado. Tomorrow Devil’s Tower~

 

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