A trip to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park was on the agenda today – together with the Junior Ranger program. Rocky Mountain National Park is located on the Continental Divide, the point in our country where the rivers split – they either travel east or west. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado have some of the highest peaks, in fact, it is Never Summer all year on some of them.
As a Junior Ranger, the RMNP teaches you about the different ecosystems; the Montane at the lower elevations; the transition to the Sub-Alpine and the Alpine air. Of course, this is because you are traveling up, up and up. The Alpine Visitor’s Center is over 11,500 feet above sea-level. For me, that is too much.
We saw lots of wildlife in the park, but my favorite part was visiting with the park ranger. I love the experiences that they have and all they share with us. It’s a great life experience. Our park ranger has his Junior Ranger badge from 72 parks – personally, I’m jealous…I have a long way to go.
***Photo by Josh England at Rise Above Photo