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

Day six started with a visit from a friendly flock of gray jays as we moved down the trail a mile or so to the Timberline Camp.  We then headed up the trail towards the 12,332 ft. Bigtop Mountain.  It’s a beautiful trail that accends gradually across a few slopes and then over the Bighorn Flats.  Unfortunately, we got turned back after a few miles due to approaching storms, and spent the rest of the day at camp in the non-stop rain.

A gray jay visits our campsite in the morning.

A gray jay visits our campsite in the morning.

Kristen pauses on our hike at about 11,000 ft elevation.

Kristen pauses on our hike at about 11,000 ft elevation.

Kristen hikes through the Bighorn Flats towards Flattop Mountain at an elevation of 11,400 ft.

Kristen hikes through the Bighorn Flats towards Flattop Mountain at an elevation of 11,400 ft.

The bighorn flats in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The bighorn flats in Rocky Mountain National Park.

David poses in a bolder field near the timberline camp.

David poses in a bolder field near the timberline camp.

Comments

comments

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*