It rained a fair amount overnight and the outside of the tent was a bit soggy this morning. The low cloud had really come in to obscure the mountainside but we were not to be deterred. This would be our last day in Colorado, at least for a while, so we had to make it count.
We set off to cross the Rocky Mountains National Park road to Estes Park across a high pass at 3,700m. It was a lot of fun as the clouds made the whole thing very atmospheric.It was also good to be able to use the $80 National Parks pass we have bought.
There were signs everywhere to watch out for wildlife but we did not see any today. There were a lot of signs of the terrible Spruce Beetle though. The mountainside was badly scarred with dead trees.
When we got to the top of the pass, the rain started to come down in icy little needles. It is a shame there was rain on the camera lens as the views were amazing.
We took shelter in the visitor centre cafe and took pictures thorough the window. Not a bad view from a cafe.
Even though it was freezing cold, people stopped to chat.
Even thought was cold and rainy, it was one of the best rides we have had so far in the USA.
Later on in the day, Dave invested in some hair clippers and we decided on a motel night so we could have access to a bathroom with mirror. This was the result.
This is my ‘tell me again what happened to your ICT homework because I’ve honestly never heard this shit before’ face (Dave)
Finally the weird mountain man has been replaced by my husband. He still has a scary stare though.