Rocky Mountain NP: Little Yellowstone and Moose

June 13, 2009 – Several weekends ago we took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.  We stayed at a tiny budget motel in Estes Park.  On Saturday we drove up to the park, and entered through the Estes Park entrance.  On our way to the Little Yellowstone trailhead, we saw some bull elk, and…

South Boulder Peak

Well, we finally conquered South Boulder Peak (a.k.a. The Trail).  This one happened to be about 7 miles round trip, through fields and over a stream.  So why call it The Trail?  The last mile has about 1900′ of elevation gain, up a rocky, at times hard to see trail.  The next 0.25 miles involves…

Eastlake Reservoir

In the beginning part of summer we took some more walks around Eastlake Reservoir.  We got to see some interesting birds, as well as some nice views of the reservoir.  The yellow-headed blackbirds seem to have left the area, for the most part at least, and the bog has become overgrown with tall grasses.  All…

Boulder Fun

Here are a few things we learned during Faith’s latest visit from Idaho. 1.  Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine a year.  The one weekend a friend visits will be the weekend it decides to rain and be gloomy outside. 2.  Only in CO does the weather change in an instant.  Seriously.  Come visit…

A Colorado Evening

The reservoir by our apartment has become quite a blackbird habitat, with both red-winged and yellow-headed blackbirds flying around.  We especially enjoy the yellow-headed blackbirds’ calls, since they sound like the ending to a classic video game. Check the photos.

New Zoom Lens Fun

One of Tony’s coworkers had an old zoom lens lying around; she didn’t want it, and we decided that buying a well-maintained lens was a better way to go than using eBay. (Nothing against eBay, but it’s not our first choice for technology.) So, we of course had to try the zoom lens out. Just…

CU Boulder and 4/20

This semester has been a deep-seated discontentment on campus.  The source?  CU has dropped down in the annual rankings of top party schools.  Was this year’s 4/20 smoke out on the Norlin quad (in front of the library) enough to restore some lost pride?  It doesn’t really matter, since the cloud of smoke was enough…