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!
Backpacking Wild Basin Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
Raindrops on floating aspen leaves
Golden-mantled ground squirrel
Walking on the Bluebird Lake Trail, which is recovering from a burn in 1978
Cooking dinner at Upper Ouzel Creek campsite
Many stars in the dark sky
Upper Ouzel Creek campsite
Pika carrying grass for its winter hay pile
Mule deer taking a break from munching aspen leaves
Snow and fierce wind at Ouzel Lake
A brief lull in the snowstorm at Ouzel Lake
Bear can and cooking gear covered in snow
Ouzel Creek starting to freeze
Bundled up and backpacking through a snowy Wild Basin
Crossing trees blown down from last night’s intense wind
Lichen and aspen leaves
Colorful aspen trees along the Wild Basin Trail
Aspen leaves in Ouzel Creek
We hope you enjoyed our photos from Rocky Mountain National Park! Please share this post with friends.
If you liked these photos, you’ll love our Pacific Crest Trail coffee table book. It’s 25% off on Amazon and direct from us.