Day 5 - Rocky Mountain National Park Hike
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bear Lake Trail We awoke to a sunny clear cold day, more snow had fallen overnight. We ate breakfast in our room and then we drove into the Rocky Mountain National Park. Were then caught a shuttle bus to the Bear Lake Trailhead. Bear Lake Trail
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Bear Lake Trail From the bear lake trail head we hiked towards Odessa Lake, as we went further along the trail more snow was on the path. It was a great day to hike as the weather must have put most people off doing the hike, so we had the trails almost to ourselves. Bear Lake Trail
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Bear Lake Trail As we started to head down towards Odessa Lake the snow got quite deep about 3 foot, and it started to snow. Hiking in the fresh snow was great. Bear Lake Trail
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Odessa lake rocky mountain national park We stopped at Odessa lake and had spot of lunch, it was an amazing place, from time to time the snow clouds cleared and we were rewarded with amazing view of the mountains and blue skys. Odessa lake rocky mountain national park
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Bear Lake Trail We carried on along the trail to Fern Lake and Fern Falls, to the end of the trail. The hike was 8.5 miles long. We then had to walk 1/2 mile to the bus stop where we had to wait another 40 minutes for the bus to take us back to the suv. Bear Lake Trail Fern Falls
Bear Lake Trail In the evening we did some shopping in estes park, where I picked up a camalbak rim runner rucksack cheap in a sale (its great to visit places off season as there are always good sales). We then had dinner at the GrubStake Restaurant where Clare had a Buffalo Burger and I had a Buffalo steak, both of which were very good. Click to Enlarge

DAY 6