Estes Park

Sunday, May 1
Estes Park, CO (Rocky Mountain National Park)

We’re in Estes Park, Colorado, which is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places in the entire country. We got here around 4, and found the info center for RMNP by 4:30. There’s roughly 6-8 inches of snow on the ground, and no more than three other groups camping in the entire park, none of which are doing it the tent way. It’s in the high twenties up at our campsite, so after setting up our tent we came back down to the town to hang out at none other than Starbucks, literally the only place open. And of course, Starbuck’s has wireless internet, too.. thus I am quite content here, even if my colleagues are itching to get bac to camp and play poker.

Since that is the case, I won’t write long today… I’ll save it for the car ride tomorrow. But just so you know, all is well–though not quite as expected–in the Rocky Mountains. It’s beautiful thanks to the 8 inches of snow, but we didn’t exacty expect 8 inches of snow, either. We’ll leave in the morning for Wyoming, and I hope to leave you more then. For now, here’s what it looks like where we’re camping:


near Estes Park, CO