The view from my office. Can’t beat that!
This weekends trip; backpack to the only backcountry camp site in Rocky Mountain National Park that doesn’t have a trail to it. The perks of being a ranger.
There’s nothing like a good moped ride through Rocky Mountain National Park
Headed to the summit of Mt Neva, Indian Peaks WIlderness.
The previous day a 25 year old experienced mountaineer attempted a winter summit of Long’s Peak, something he had done before. But on this attempt he slipped and fell 1000 ft to his death. The recovery efforts were hampered by persistent winds, and a dense fog that hung over the park.
The next morning I awoke before sunrise for a leisurely stroll to Nymph Lake. I thought about the poor young man and the rescuers that spent the night on that mountain with him. That morning, the clouds broke and the heaven’s opened to accept that man’s soul. Despite the somber mood, it was one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen.
R.I.P. Matthew Burklow