Snowshoe to Emerald Lake

By Nancy Dadisman
December 21, 2011

I've lived in Colorado for 31 years now. I have always been a nature freak and am so grateful to live so close to one of our national parks. Rocky Mountain National Park has so many beautiful trails, and my husband and I have been trying to do them all. We started snowshoeing a few years ago. The Rocky's have a different feel to them in winter, sometimes a very serene calm like in this photo, and sometimes you can sense the true force of nature like when we got to Emerald lake and the wind was so intense we had to hide between bolders, and our tracks were covered in minutes by blowing snow. It is an experience I wouldn't trade for anything.

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