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Rocky Mountain National Park

September 17, 2012

Jamie’s friend from college was in town visiting this weekend, so we took him to see Rocky Mountain National Park.  We spotted a Pika, and hiked up this beautiful valley:

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Had to switch to piggy back.  We were at around 9500 ft here; I felt dizzy walking up this steep hill!

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Happy boy!

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Jamie and Stephen pose with some 14,000 ft peaks in the background.

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Jamie and Isaac crossed a scary log bridge! Stephen and I walked upstream a little to a place where we could hop over without having to balance on a slick log. We feared for the safety of our cameras.

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I didn’t get a picture of the Pika, but here’s what he looks like.  A mouse-rabbit (looking) hybrid that lives at 12,000 ft.  He doesn’t hibernate, but instead collects a bathtub sized quantity of food to munch on over the winter:

pika

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