At the northern end of the Indian Peaks of the Front Range of the Rockies, Buchanan Pass tops out at 11,844 feet.

We were unlucky enough to get caught in a small hailstorm, but then lucky enough to see a momma and baby moose!

Rock With A View

Rock With A View
Not a bad spot to stop and take a break


Nap Time

Nap Time
Our version of "Where’s Waldo" – if you look at the top of the massive granite rock you can see Colette napping


What The?

What The?
This trail is hard enough hiking, I can only imagine what it would be like on cross-country skis!


River Flow

River Flow
Not my best river photo, but the best from today


Miniature Hail Balls

Miniature Hail Balls
We took cover under some large pines while it hailed these miniature balls on us for five minutes. Most of them melted right away, but we found enough in a spot for a photo.


Holy Cow

Holy Cow
I walked around a corner in the trail to this cow and baby moose about 20 feet away.


Lunchtime

Lunchtime
Neither of these moose were concerned about us, and continued their feeding frenzy


Weapon of Mass Destruction

Weapon of Mass Destruction
It was amazing watching Momma Moose simply DESTROY bush after bush. She’d start at the top of the bush, put a branch sideways in her mouth, and basically strip all of the foliage right off. Bush after bush after bush nonstop.


The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled
The Buchanan Pass Trail, leading to well, Buchanan Pass.


Signs, signs

Signs, signs
It’s a long way to everything.


Rocky Mountain Bridge

Rocky Mountain Bridge
A bridge across the St. Vrain River high in the Rockies.



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