We knew we were planning on hitting some remote sites on last summer’s trip, so we rented a pickup truck to help us get there. We were impressed just how rugged and unspoiled some of these places actually were. We spent 186 miles (7.5% of the trip) on rocks, gravel, dirt, mud and deep sand, and our trusty Tacoma, AKA “TacoTruck” got us everywhere we wanted to go. Here are a few of the most memorable routes mapped:
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- 04.14.22 : Conditions weren’t ideal for night photography, but managed to get a few decent shots from the comfort of our our cabin deck.04.14.22 : Bits of sunshine highlighted Hallett Peak as we walked across frozen Bear Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park.04.14.22 : Looking across Moraine Park toward the continental divide from Bear Lake Road.04.14.22 : After three miles and 1,000 feet up through fresh snow, we reached Loch Vale. At first visibility was terrible, but as we spent some time around the lake the snow cleared just enough to reveal the surrounding mountains.04.14.22 : Lonesome hiker. Probably my favorite photo from the hike to Loch Vale. Approaching the lake, the winter trail follows the path of a frozen stream that lies somewhere below the snow.04.14.22 : Hiking to Loch Vale in Rocky Mountain National Park. Some days you wish for clear blue skies and other times clouds and snow create the best views.