August 18th, 2006

Our first Rocky Mountain National Park hike proved to be an outstanding hike among gorgeous Aspen trees, a variety of wildflowers and several flowing waterfalls.

Along the Wild Basin trail to Ouzel Falls we saw several outstanding waterfalls including Copeland Falls and Calypso Cascades.

Uncle Jack chose our hike for its waterfalls, but there were other features as well. The hike gave us some outstanding exercise. We hiked 5 1/2 miles roundtrip with a stead climb uphill to Ouzel Falls. Jackie and Jennifer did an outstanding job hiking this trail. Mike’s mom, dad and sister hiked to Calypso Cascades – an impressive hike for them since they are accustomed to flat trails.

The trail featured an outstanding variety of wildflowers. Each turn had wildflowers we had not seen yet. We had outstanding timing too. When we returned to the parking lot from our hike to Ouzel Falls we meet the rest of the hikers who had gone to Calypso Cascades. They had just arrived a few minutes earlier.



July 4, 2006

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