|I heard that the Pole Hill trail is having some power line
constuction project. I was curious to see for myself - so off I go.
First stop - some snacks at the General Store and then to Pole Hill - but not without a spur of the moment stop at the new (ish) mountain coaster near Estes Park. A first visit for me.
After Pole Hill I thought about taking a trip up-n-over the mountain via Rocky Mountain National Park - but alas - they're still requiring entrance papers so I was turned back.
|The fun stop for snacks at Glen Haven
Blueberry Cobbler today, some milk, and cinnamon roll for later - at the Pole Hill lookout.
|Some fresh snow atop Long's Peak - snow that might well last through to spring.
|An impromptu stop at the Mustang Mountain Coaster (I think that's the name). It's a new-ish coaster and this is my first visit.
The carts are affixed to the rail / they can't jump the rail - so it's full speed even where the corner seems too sharp. It is a different experience to the common alpine slides.
|New powerline construction - anchors placed with a wide path of cleared trees
|A gracious Thank You for the gift certificate to the Glen Haven General Store.
The gift is generous such that family commented upon a fun use of some of it - let the store know that if some of the balance could be used as a gift for another customer, they may treat a customer or few.
Visiting the store today, I was told they used the gift for a couple customers and that one customer was very appreciative and thankful for the gift.
All around - Thank You.
a prior visit to the lookout spot I was told there exists a GeoCache. A
couple other folks were up at the spot while I was there. They were
over by the cache so I told them to look for it - they found it.
|Pole Hill power lines - old (wood poles) and new (metallic)
|I have an idea to see if I can get into the park for a drive up-n-over - for a long way home.
|A fair bit of traffic out today - but this late in the season - the sidewalks are not overly crowded.
|Rejected from the park - I'm back near home.