Passing by Rocky Mountain National Park

We didn’t have time to do much planning. Justin and I live one day at a time. So when he tried to get a wilderness pass to hike in RMNP we were unsuccessful. Instead there is a bypass AKA an alternative which I slack packed today. As I rounded a corner I came upon a Moose and her Moosling. Quickly I snapped this picture and moved on. The Moose are not frightened of people and they do not run away. Instead these massive animal just stand there and stare back at you.

Up high

The trail is getting higher. I’m typically over 10,000 feet above sea level. For someone from Austin TX I’m still not fully adjusted. It is especially difficult getting enough oxygen when climbing. There are times when I have to just stop and try to gulp in enough air.