01 September 2009

Vacation pictures - Colorado

A small selection of the hundreds of photos I took on our recent family trip to Colorado. Click the pictures for a larger view. Enjoy!

Hallett Peak above Nympth Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

One of several species of trout in Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Lightening-struck tree, RMNP

Marmot, RMNP

Chipmunk, RMNP

View from Sprague Lake, RMNP

Trees and sky above my writing spot along Glacier Creek, RMNP

Cloud formations above a ridge along Trail Ridge Road, RMNP

Moose, Kawuneeche Valley, RMNP

Mule deer, Kawuneeche Valley, RMNP

Elk, Trail Ridge Road just after sunset, RMNP

Tree bark (pine?), RMNP

An August full moon, Estes Park, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, near Colorado Springs

Kiva, Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Medicinal wildflower, Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Pike's Peak, the morning we drove to the top

My personal NatGeo moment! It took me half an hour and several tries to catch this mama bird feeding her chick as it stuck its head out of a hole in the chimney of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument visitor center.

Loading 7 people in the phone-booth-sized elevator for the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine tour in Cripple Creek. Note the sign!

Wildflower outside the Garden of the Gods visitor center.

View through the windows of the magnificent Air Force Academy chapel.

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