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Category: Rocky Mtn Natl Park

Because clouds

This was the view this morning from the Alpine Visitor Center (elev. 11,796 ft.) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is down in the valley, through that hole under […]

Estes Park: When hell came calling

Few Colorado residents will forget last October when the East Troublesome fire raced east past Granby and Grand Lake and into the mountains. Under cover of darkness and against all […]

Neither snow nor rain …

Neither snow nor rain nor cold nor gloom of night stays these tourists from the impatient completion of their appointed rounds. And so the Rocky Mountain blues continue. This holiday […]

Rocky Mountain blues

Reservations? To enter Rocky Mountain National Park? Yep. It started last year because of Covid and all the people looking for outdoor activities. But the powers that be have put […]

Clouds from both sides

The mountains are so much more than glorious peaks and serene valleys. And the clouds that play among them are so much more than colorful sunsets. Above, at the Beaver […]

Let’s take a break

No politics here. No pandemic. No unpaid bills, missed deliveries, doctor appointments, tax returns, or whatever. Just the exquisite photography of Estes Park’s own Erik Stensland reminding us that there […]

Snow! Glorious snow!

Never have so many people wished so fervently for a snowstorm. Forest fires were ravaging northern Colorado on Friday. Thousands had been evacuated from their homes in Grand Lake, Granby, […]

All of Estes Park ordered to evacuate

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has just announced that Estes Park residents are being asked to evacuate because of all the fires in the area. Not to mention the lousy air […]

Fire closes Rocky Mountain National Park

Late yesterday the East Troublesome fire near Granby, Colo., blew up and raced east at the rate of 100 acres per minute. That’s 100,000 acres since yesterday. Evacuation orders for […]

It’s about the light

Seeking an escape from unrelentingly awful news, I visited Erik Stensland’s “Images of RMNP.” And as usual I was met with dozens of beautiful shots of Rocky Mountain National Park, […]

About Colorado’s Cameron Peak fire

The national media are focused on the California wildfires, and rightly so. They far surpass Colorado’s fires in size and threat to life and property. But here in Colorado, along […]