Gorge Lakes (Part 2)


When we last left off, our heros were drifting off into a well deserved sleep after hiking 7 miles through the wilderness to the Little Rock Lake campsite in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you missed that part, you can find the story and the photos HERE.

I woke up early the next morning, because if I was going to break my back carrying 20 pounds of camera equipment deep into the wilderness you better believe I was going to wake up to shoot sunrise. Fortunately the weather gods smiled upon me that day and I was treated to an amazing sunrise.

Little Rock Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Sunrise over Little Rock Lake

Rock Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rock Lake at Sunrise

Little Rock Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Andrew creeping in the forest

The original plan was to hike back up the gorge and visit the lakes that we saw from above the day before. But a combination of tired legs and looming storm clouds made our decision for us. We decided to relax this day. We would stick around the two lakes that we had right at our campsite and explore a bit there while we just enjoyed being off in the middle of nowhere. We fished, ate summer sausage and cheese, napped and played cards in the tent for a while when it rained. All in all it was a great day with the added bonus that we were able to let our legs rest up for the hike out the next day.

Little Rock Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Spot the mama moose at Little Rock Lake

Little Rock Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Little Rock Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Little Rock Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rock Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park