Looking across the still waters of Bear Lake to the landscape beyond, I admire the golden aspen leaves fluttering in the breeze. Although today marks the very first day of fall, the colorful leaves I enjoy now will soon be on the ground.
Monday afternoon. Well-rested after an exhausting eclipse viewing excursion, we embark on a proper mini-break. We drive up to Estes Park for a three-night stay in the Old Caretaker’s Cottage at McGregor Mountain Lodge.
It took me weeks to figure out where to view the eclipse. I spent hours using Google maps to browse the backgrounds of Wyoming and Nebraska and lining them up with the eclipse map. I had my eye on three rest areas, two truck stops, and about five quiet but charming looking dirt roads.
Each season, I publish a short newsletter that highlights what's been going on around here. In it, I share hiking tips, recipes for trail snacks, gear reviews, and thoughts about spending time outdoors.