2013 Fall Trip, Day Five: Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park

On day five, we got up early and started hiking into the backcountry in the center of Rocky Mountain National Park.  We hiked through some pretty interesting burned areas in the forest.  It’s amazing how quickly new life springs up after a wildfire.   We started at the Green Mountain Trailhead and camped at the Tonahutu Group Camp.  It started raining right before we got there, and rain would be the theme of the next few days, and a major problem for eastern Colorado over the next week.

A valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

A valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Kristen hikes through a burned area in RMNP.

Kristen hikes through a burned area in RMNP.

A bird

A bird’s nest in a burned tree in RMNP.

Butterflies visit wildflowers growing in a burned area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Butterflies visit wildflowers growing in a burned area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Kristen takes a break hiking along the Continental Divide Trail in RMNP.

Kristen takes a break hiking along the Continental Divide Trail in RMNP.

Our first glimpse of "Tony", a bull elk, in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Our first glimpse of “Tony”, a bull elk, in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Our backcountry campsite in RMNP.

Our backcountry campsite in RMNP.

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