On August 18 we head to our “Back Yard” to enjoy a mini three (3) day vacation in Estes Park
We will head into the park via US 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon and stop to take some photos along the way. One of those stops is at the Big Thompson Canyon Flood Memorial located at 40 25.787N 105 18.956W.
They Gave Their Lives To Save The Lives Of Others
The Night Of July 31, 1976 When More Than 140 Persons
Died In The Great Flash Flood of Big Thompson Canyon.
After entering the park, we will take the “Old Fall River Road” which today is a One-Way route with wonderful views all along the route. Here is just a small sample of the beautiful scenes long the initial section plus a friend we found at one stop.
We will reach Chapin Pass at 40 26.089N 105 43.821W with an elevation of ~11,000 feet. Here too we see another friend in the distance enjoy the morning sun on a rock face…
We will continue on up the road in the next post…