“We have to see some mountains!” warned Kat when she told me that she and Guy were coming to visit.
Fortunately, some of the highest and most spectacular mountains are right here in Colorado just 45 miles southwest of Fort Collins, plus it was nice that I still had my National Parks Pass (which saved us $20 on entering the park) from last year’s Great American Road Trip. The mountains still had a healthy covering of snow in certain areas, and happily, US-34 through the western part of the park opened up just as we encountered a roadblock. The park is home to several peaks above 12-, 13-, and 14,000 feet. Kat and Guy want to come back to try to climb one or two of them, which is perfectly fine with me.