We headed West in my little red Mustang, the car loaded down with camera gear and snacks. After a quick sleep in the parking lot of a rest stop in Kansas and several hours of driving, mountains arose out in the distance, my heart swelled. As we got closer and closer to our destination, a cabin in Estes Park, we climbed higher and higher through winding roads. We arrived at our cabin in the afternoon and stepped out to the sounds of a nearby babbling creek and then, the sound of a lone elk off in the distance. It didn’t take long for me to realize Colorado is magical. <3
Day one we were so excited we rose before the sun.
Beau caught this guy on camera as well, be sure to watch his video at the bottom to see/hear what he sounds like. 😉
Starting the long treck up Trail Ridge Road, in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Probably my favorite photo and view of the day. We went up a bit further, as the fog got thicker and thicker and we ended up behind a pack of Model Ts (no joke) we decided to make the descent down to finish the day of adventure.
Day two: a day of hiking. We saw waterfall on the list of options and set out to find it, Alberta Falls.
Found a buddy on the trail, <3 the little snow falling around.
The summit, beautiful Alberta Falls.
Turned to my side and spotted this little guy. 🙂
I was so excited when a fellow hiker knew how to operate a DSLR camera and was so kind to take our photo at the top. It’s not often we are on the other side of the lens, this is cherished. If you’re out there, thanks hiking friend!
Checking out Estes Park’s famous Stanley Hotel that inspired the movie “The Shining”.
My mountain man, he fit in so well with the natives. <3
Guanella Pass, a beautiful winding pass through the mountains with many changing scenes and temperatures.
Kind of bummed that I didn’t take more city pictures, but I kind of like that one was of “Duffy’s” Cherry Cricket restaurant in Denver.
Last day trip out of Denver, to Garden of the Gods.
I hope you enjoyed these moments from our trip to Colorado and that you also get to adventure there soon. Wanna see even more? Watch Beau’s amazing video creation below, hit the HD option and you will be able to view it in high-quality HD on vimeo’s site. Worth it for the viewing quality!
Film photos taken with: Contax 645, Canon eos3
Film developed by: Indie Film Lab