Summer in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park contains many well-known, beautiful locations. We spent a couple nights at the Thunder Lake back-country site (reserved way back in March), so that we could explore the area and find some less frequented sights. Colorado’s wet June provided abundant wildflowers and hoards of virtually intolerable mosquitoes. 

A very difficult pre-dawn bushwack proved well worth the effort as we were treated to a spectacular sunrise on our first morning. 

The rest of the morning and the following days were spent finding new vistas, admiring wildflowers and streams and constantly walking, dancing and waving to avoid being devoured by the relentless hoards of Aedes Pullatus (the snowmelt mosquitoe).