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Rocky Mtn. Nat’l Park, CO

On the way to Fort Collins, Colorado along US-40 east of Steamboat Springs, my eyes were given another visual treat made possible by Mother Nature and the National Park System: in this case, the Rocky Mountain National Park. With narrow winding roads with steep embankments instead of any resemblance of a shoulder, the drive was best done at leisurely, cautious pace. Just as well, as this was the best way for the motorist to draw in the clean thin mountain air, the cornucopia of pine and aspen, and the long-range Rocky Mountain views all while not overshooting the next 15-mph hairpin corner.

Felix Wong enjoying the view of the Rockies and forests from afar.
Up at the higher, colder altitudes, few plants grow.
The lower parts of the park that were lined with trees makes for a splendid drive.
The Alfa among the pine and aspen, which were just beginning to change colors.