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Backpacking Photos from Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park

In early October we went on a backpacking trip in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park. We experienced some gorgeous fall weather and colors, but also rain, snow, and ferocious wind. The weather sure changes quickly in the mountains!

Today’s post is all photos. Enjoy!

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Backpacking Wild Basin Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Copeland Falls

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Raindrops on floating aspen leaves

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Tiger salamander

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Thunder Lake

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Golden-mantled ground squirrel

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Walking on the Bluebird Lake Trail, which is recovering from a burn in 1978

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Fall colors

Cooking dinner at Upper Ouzel Creek campsite

Many stars in the dark sky

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Upper Ouzel Creek campsite

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Pika carrying grass for its winter hay pile

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Bluebird Lake

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Mule deer taking a break from munching aspen leaves

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Snow and fierce wind at Ouzel Lake

A brief lull in the snowstorm at Ouzel Lake

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Bear can and cooking gear covered in snow

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Ouzel Creek starting to freeze

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Bundled up and backpacking through a snowy Wild Basin

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Crossing trees blown down from last night’s intense wind

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Lichen and aspen leaves

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Colorful aspen trees along the Wild Basin Trail

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Aspen leaves in Ouzel Creek

We hope you enjoyed our photos from Rocky Mountain National Park! Please share this post with friends.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Margaret Alexander #

    I loved the raindrops on aspen leaves, and stars at night. Those fallen trees looks like you might have had a pretty scarey night!

    October 24, 2016
  2. Beautiful pictures. Autumn is such a pretty season, but the colors come and go so fast. Glad you got to enjoy the amazing beauty and stayed safe too!

    October 24, 2016
  3. Love your photographs and descriptions. I have your PCT book and hope you will do another combining photos from your many hikes through the USA.

    October 25, 2016
  4. John Willig #

    Outstanding photos! John

    November 1, 2016

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