Do you need a break? Join me on a spectacular hike to Gem Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The aspen trees are at their peak, and there is enough of a breeze so the leaves quake gently back and forth in the wind. It's not a long hike: about 1.7 miles one way. If we're quiet, we may see some wildlife.
The glorious aspens await you.
A view of Long's Peak, with Estes Park below it. The locals like to come up here and watch the fireworks on the 4th of July over Estes.
A beautiful side view of the mountain as we ascend.
You can see why some people call this their church
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