Today would be our last hike in Rocky Mountain National Park before our 20 day visit back home in New Jersey. Scott picked Flattop Mountain.
Along the way, we came across some furry friends. This marmot was busy sniffing the ground and didn’t particularly care that I was getting rather close to him.
There were several viewpoints along the trail. I can’t imagine who would descend to Dream Lake but obviously some people have attempted to do so – hence, this sign.
After 4.4 miles, we made it to the summit of Flattop Mountain. It was well worth it. The view was spectacular!
I was ready for a lunch break, but my honey wanted to continue to Hallet Peak which was about another half mile straight up. It doesn’t look as steep from the cameras angle but my heart rate was pounding once again.
It was so worth it when we made it to Hallet Peak. There’s nothing like the exhilaration you feel when you finally make it to a mountain peak. It’s like you are on top of the world!
As we sat and enjoyed our lunch, another furry friend got a bit too close for my comfort. So, I happily got up to take their picture.
As we made our way back down, I was compelled to get a closer look at the snow along the edge of Flattop Mountain – even after reading more warning signs.
The snow was probably about 6 feet deep.
We continued on the 4.4 mile descent from Flattop Mountain. We were both tired yet fulfilled. Not exactly sure how to explain Scott’s reaction in this non-candid shot I took about a mile from the end of the hike. 🤔