Sunday, August 11, 2013

Colorado Leftovers

Somehow, I missed posting about our drive up to Loveland Pass! We decided it would be fun to combine it with some stargazing, so we left Denver at around 7:00 and made our way up I-70. What is always amazing to me the temperature difference once you head up into the mountains. When we left Denver, it was 85 degrees. When we got to Loveland Pass two hours later, it was 45! Now sure, some of that is from the sun going down, but a lot of it is just from the altitude difference. 

As you can see, Loveland is at just shy of 12,000 feet. We "low-landers" had a little trouble climbing the stairs due to the lack of oxygen. :)

They were trying to stargaze, but the flash was too bright.

Not 100 yards from where we parked was a good-sized snowfield. Olivia is a little over 4 feet tall, so there's more than 5 feet still up there!

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