I'm back - went back to the Rocky Mountain National Park this morning after breakfast, and naively thought I'd be leaving town by 2pm. Not so much. The 3 and a half mile hike that would take me a bit over an hour down in Denver took me just over 3 hours at altitude (10,000 and change at the top of the trail). So I got back to the trailhead/shuttle stop at about 3:05, to find that I had just missed the hourly shuttle to the Estes Park Visitor Center. So, I ended up getting back into Denver around 6:30.
But I had a wonderful time, the B&B was fabulous (Gilded Pine Meadows www.gildedpinemeadows.com) the three hour horseback ride up to 12,000 feet was amazing (and I'm still feeling it :) ) and I can't wait to go back. I have a new fitness goal now - to be in good enough shape for hiking and riding.
I took lots of photos, but have whittled it down to this album for right now - I have to be at work at 6am, so this is all I have time for : http://picasaweb.google.com/zenpastry/EstesParkVacation