Thursday, July 01, 2010

Rocky Mountain National Park

As we get to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, on the left side is a visitor center called the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center...


Supposingly this visitor center is very famous across the country due to its architecture...


If you want to be a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger for the national park, you need to come to this visitor center to take the training course...


There's also a shuttle service between here and another visitor center inside the national park. It is only available in the summer, and it is not free of charge (sienzzz)...


For people like us who would like to just drive our car inside, we need to pay $20 entrance fee at the entrance which resembles toll booths. The entry ticket is valid for 7 days, meaning you pay $20 and then you can in in out out for as many times as you want within 7 days...


Of course, there's a way to enter free of charge. The entrance counter closes at 6.00pm, but there is no gate, so if you enter after 6.00pm, you won't need to pay...

But then, entering the national park when it's almost dark is not fun at all, with no light there's nothing to see...

Of course if you are hardcore enough, you can also go in at night, sleep in your car, and then enjoy the scenery the next day
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It was bloody cold at the mountains... bloody bloody cold...


The main trail inside Rocky Mountain National Park is the Trail Ridge Road, but because there was still snow on some parts of the trail, it was still closed when we were there, so we settled for the 2nd main trail, the Bear Lake Road, approximately 20 miles long and goes straight to Bear's Lake.

Some of the pictures along the road...


We stopped midway somewhere called Moraine Park for lunch. This is also where the previously mentioned visitor center inside the national park is located.


You might wonder, what did we have for lunch? There seems to be nothing edible in this wilderness...

No we did not hunt down some elks and do barbeque. Remember I said we tapao the fried rice the day before at Denver?

Jeng jeng jeng~


There are a few families living in Moraine Park, don't ask me why, I have no idea also, so ulu this place...

There's even a mailbox with the names of the families in each boxes...


Some view of Moraine Park...


Then its off towards Bear's Lake...

2 comments:

kumfye said...

I am sure you enjoyed your trip very much...really hope to go for a vacation...but vacation need a lot of cash...

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RealGunners said...

i did, but it wasn't for vacation, i was on business trip for the company. i wouldn't be able to afford vacation to the US lolzz..