In May 2005, Rachelle and I took a vacation to Colorado. We spent the last few days of our vacation visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. After driving up Kawuneeche Valley on the western end of Trail Ridge Road, and then hiking and photographing Bear Lake and Horseshoe Park, I decided to get up and take some early morning photographs in the park.
My first stop was Lily Lake. I was interested in photographing someplace new and as we hadnâ€™t come here the day before, and the drive was short, Lily Lake fit my plan nicely.
Next, I drove back to Sprague Lake. This early in the morning, it was just myself, the elk and the mallards that were enjoying the scenery.
The surface of Sprague Lake was like a mirror. This photo is similar to one I took the day before.
As I was leaving the park, I stopped in Moraine Park to take some photos.
The mountain scenery south of Moraine Park. Longs Peak is on the left and Hallett Peak is on the right. I also have a panoramic photo of this stunning view.
After I returned to the hotel, Rachelle and I packed up our belongings, drove to the airport and returned home. Our vacation was over.