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Category: Rocky Mtn Natl Park

Highway 34 into Estes Park closing Monday

Those planning a trip to Estes Park, Colo., and/or Rocky Mountain National Park should note that Highway 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon will close Monday and will not reopen until Memorial Day […]

Pollock in the Park

Abstract painting, right? No, take another look. It’s a photograph of a mountainside in Rocky Mountain National Park, shot, of course, by Erik Stensland, Estes Park, Colo. Isn’t this amazing? It […]

Chapin on a Saturday

This is Mount Chapin, Rocky Mountain National Park, as it looked yesterday morning. Luckily, Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland was there to capture the scene. He posted this on […]

Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park

Summer’s last gasp

It’s Labor Day weekend, traditionally the end of summer. Family vacations are winding down, pools are closed, schools are open, and the next holiday with a day off is Thanksgiving. So it’s […]

Listen up, park lovers

This is Moraine Park, a large open valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. The accompanying MP3 file was recorded there as part of a National Park Service project to record natural soundscapes that […]

Early summer morn, Longs Peak

Estes Park photographer Erik Stensland posted this beautiful image of Longs Peak on his Facebook page, June 1, 2016. I love how it captures the play of sunlight and clouds.

Longs Peak rescue operation, June 3, 2016

Soldiers rescued after night on Longs Peak

Rocky Mountain National Park made national news yesterday when ten Special Forces soldiers from Fort Carson had to be airlifted off the summit of Longs Peak (14,259 ft.). They were never […]