Unexpected Snow in Rocky Mountain National Park

I get how ridiculous that sounds.  We didn’t expect snow in the Rockies?  Well, I guess we sort of did, but not that much.  The roads were clear, which was or main concern as Meredith isn’t really made for that.  I think this is where I introduce Meredith, my Smart car.  I love her, but not in the snow.  So, we lucked out.


We also didn’t realize how high up we were going, meaning there was even more and it was way more slippery than it needed to be, walking wise.  We wanted to see a lake, but really, really misjudged the weather, like I’m still surprised neither of us realized this, that the lake would be frozen.  Duh.  It was mid-April.  In the Rocky Mountains.  Did I already say duh?  Because, well you get it.  We weren’t the most prepared.


We got out of the car and it was nice and not snowing.  Everyone else looked really prepared for some tough hiking and we had tennis shoes and gloves.  As soon as we were in the trees it was snowing.  It was pretty weird.  We turned around shortly after to head back down to the less snowy areas.  V2_IMG_9930V2_IMG_9945

We headed further into the park and saw a bunch of people stopped on the side of the road checking out some elk, so of course, we had to stop.  There were quite a few of them, but we kept our distance.  After a little more driving, we turned around and were off towards Greeley to meet up with one of my friends from home.  On our way out we saw a field of deer and had to stop again, of course.  Not that deer are all that rare for us, but still, we had to.  When in Rome, right?  Or something like that.


We didn’t do any hikes, again because of time restrictions, but I’m glad we went.  It was a good change of pace to see mountains instead of our regular, canyons, which I was about to explore all summer.  I would love to go back in the summer when everything is green and not frozen.  I bet it’s even better then.



Have you been to Rocky Mountain National Park?  What did you do there?  What did you think of it?  Do you want to go?

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