Monday, August 15, 2016

Eagle's Nest Wilderness

Last week Kay and I spent four very lucky days backpacking in Summit County. The Gore Range is mostly in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness in the Northwestern portion of the county. These mountains are extraordinary especially if you get a bit off the beaten track, off the trails and up high. We experienced some of its best. We endured a couple of big thunderstorms. The wildlife viewing was exceptional including bald eagles, pika, moose, marmot, grouse, deer and mountain goats. We watched a moose swim all the way across a fairly good sized lake..... and 10 minutes later swim back to where it started. The vistas from the ridgetops were beyond description. We felt very lucky to enjoy such a magnificent place with the trailhead only 25 minutes from home.

Last night someone asked me when we were going to open.












8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You Folks have all the fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Awsome Al!

Kathleen Mogensen said...

You lead a great life in an extraordinary setting, and are blessed to have your wife with you every step of the way. It's easy to see you appreciate each day. Thanks for sharing!

Jim Ellis said...

Thanks for posting. I always look forward to reading them.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous lake. Any chance you would share the name of the lake so those of us inclined could find it on a map?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the posts Sir. Gorgeous place we live in! My prediction.... Opening day 10/21/2016.

Anonymous said...

So, Al, when are you going to open?

Anonymous said...

Don't spill the beans!