June 2021 Trip Reports

July 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
I stuck close to home in June. My 87- year- old mother had some surgery during the month, which necessitated me standing by in case of emergency. Things are improving on that front now, but I did spend one whole Saturday in the ER with mom after her surgery. So yes, I’m definitely living in interesting times right now. Pinyon Mesa I’m fortuna...
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FIVE “DON’T MISS” COLORADO WATERFALLS

July 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The Alluvial Fan – Rocky Mountain National Park On July 15, 1982, the Lawn Lake Dam above this area in Rocky Mountain National Park, gave way. When this happened, it flooded the park as well as the town of Estes Park. Over 200 million gallons of water poured from the dam. It has receded now and water flows naturally over the rocks that were flung...
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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH FLOWING WATER

July 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
So, when you’re photographing flowing water and you want to get that smooth, cotton-candy type look to the water, how exactly do you do that? For the most part, you won’t be able to reliably get that effect using your cellphone, but there are apps you can get to use with your cellphone that will allow you to capture this effect. The better, and I t...
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May 2021 Trip Reports

June 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
While I had originally planned to return to the mountains in May, we had several late-season snow storms that made me change my mind. There was still quite a bit of snow at the higher elevations, and as it began to melt, there was significant mud on the dirt roads I prefer to travel. So, other than an end-of-the-month trip to Denver to visit family...
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My Five Favorite National Parks (For Now)

June 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Of all the national parks, Rocky is the one where I have spent the most time by far. When I was still living along The Front Range, it was just a hop, skip and a jump from home. I think I’ve been there in every season! Yes! Even in winter! Rocky Mountain National Park is 415 square miles of alpine and subalpine splendo...
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