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Estes Park, CO photo opps? #35834
07/23/11 04:48 PM
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Does anyone have any specific things / locations to suggest near and around Estes Park? I'll only get to venture out once or twice, and I know its the middle of tourist season.

Re: Estes Park, CO photo opps? [Re: psmith] #35840
07/24/11 12:38 AM
07/24/11 12:38 AM
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Hey Preston,

Look up the Garden of the gods. It looks amazing and is only a couple of hours away. One other thing to look up.os.the Silverton Rail road. Not to go on, but to photograph. In the park, I am more sketchy.

James

Re: Estes Park, CO photo opps? [Re: psmith] #35841
07/24/11 02:16 PM
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Preston,
Garden of the Gods is in Colorado Springs so you're really not anywhere near that but you are right on the route to the Rocky Mountain National Park which is a great place for driving, picture-taking, etc. We were in Greeley last year for the ARC National (it's just east of where you will be) and we did one day in RMNP. Lots of wildlife; great mountain vistas; gorgeous lake views with tons of wildflowers. You owe it to yourself to try to spend some time there.

Jim


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Re: Estes Park, CO photo opps? [Re: Jim Garvie] #35844
07/24/11 07:27 PM
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Preston,

I agree with Jim - go to the Rocky Mountain National park. You are almost certain to see Elk and deer. Depending upon how much time you have available, make the trip over trail ridge while you are there. The alpine meadows, (maybe even snow on top of trail ridge)mountain vistas and wildlife are fantastic.

If you do not have that much time, just going into the park and and driving around is bound to provide good photo ops.

My wife and kids are driving over trail ridge today, so I will find out if there is any snow on top and let you know if you are interested.

Dave


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Re: Estes Park, CO photo opps? [Re: daveman] #35846
07/25/11 05:18 AM
07/25/11 05:18 AM
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Thanks Dave.

Re: Estes Park, CO photo opps? [Re: psmith] #35849
07/25/11 12:43 PM
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are you in CO now?

Jim


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Re: Estes Park, CO photo opps? [Re: Jim Garvie] #35856
07/26/11 01:03 AM
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Yes, i went up on Trail Ridge Road before sunrise.

Re: Estes Park, CO photo opps? [Re: psmith] #35870
07/28/11 06:48 AM
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Sprague Lake at sunrise. You won't be sorry.

Re: Estes Park, CO photo opps? [Re: Sue Deutscher] #35883
07/28/11 09:13 PM
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Hey Preston,

I saw a few of your photos on FB today. Hope to see more of them when you get a chance. Really nice stuff - and some things I was not expecting, which was really cool (like the climate conditions).

James


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