Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Mount Evans Day Trip

It's been a long time coming.  The shutdown in 2020 prevented plans, and then stuff going on in 2021 delayed plans again.  However, Allie and I have finally made the drive to the highest paved road (and subsequently, the highest paved parking lot) in North America!  We decided to take Joie and Toebzilla with us as well.  Even though the drive can be a bit nerve-racking, especially near the top, the experience was great once we reached the summit.  I'm glad we were able to visit the summit together.  The weather was clear and the temperature was nearly perfect (not too hot or too cold).  It was a great way to beat the 100+°F temps in the Denver area for the day (at least until we returned home).  

A goat is going to goat. This mama goat took to the high ground to protect her kid from the tourist and their leashed dogs.   Instagram: 

Here's Allie with our leashed critters near the 14,265' summit of Mount Evans (and not near the protective mama goat).  Instagram:

Near the top of the summit, this marmot looked upset at the tourist at first, but then kept posing for us.  Instagram:

Allie with our critters at Summit Lake Park on the drive back down from Mount Evans Summit.  Instagram:

OK, adding one more from today, of me, at Mount Evans Summit with the great distance in the background. Instagram:

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