In January '17 we made our first move in more than two decades: from Bozeman, Montana to Laramie, Wyoming. It's been rewarding to explore new wilderness areas, forests, and parks in the process.
Laramie is a quaint little city of only 30,000 residents that sits at 7,200 feet above sea level, flanked by the Snowy Range to the west and the Laramie Range to the east. An hour south begins the Colorado Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, home of Rocky Mountain National Park ("RMNP").
RMNP is home to 14,000-foot peaks, waterfalls, gorges, and high tundra. We started exploring the park by trail last year and it is rapidly becoming one of our favorite places to hike, especially during the winter season.
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Some people like to spend their winter holiday in warm places, heading south. We like to head "up" and spend our holiday in the mountains, which is what we did for a few days after Christmas this year, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. This photo shows Stephanie and Chase enjoying the view across frozen Mills Lake.