Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Trail Ridge and Lumpy Ridge

Drove the Fall River Road this morning, charming one way gravel road to the Alpine Visitor Center.  On the way back on Trail Ridge Road we discovered the location where Birger Sandzen painted "In the Mountains".  Pleasantly surprised to find this one, and enjoyed doing the painting in the midst of a wildflower garden in the alpine tundra.  Drove back to Endovalley for a pick nick lunch and thrn up the Devil's Gulch road where we found Sandzen's "Fall in the Mountains" and "Mountain Stream, Devil's Gulch".  The light was not good, but did a sketch of the latter, and will return tomorrow to do the former.  Have definitely exceeded expectations in every regard.  Made the circle thru Glen Haven and back to Estes and found bighorn sheep in the Big Thompson Canyon.  Serendipity!

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