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2014首訪Rocky Mountain National Park(2014.06.02)

Beaver Meadows 入口花80美元買了張適用全美國家公園的Annual Pass,此張Annual Pass有效期限一年(其實是13個月,譬如6月買的年票適用到隔年的6),而且此張年票適用全美國家公園,以小車為計算單位,不限人數(當然不能超載)、不限次數,相當划算的。

我們今天主要目的是沿著Trail Ridge Road開到山頂的Rock Cut,然後和貝貝走走Toll Memorial Trail,主要目的是賞賞高山雪景。

() US-36 HWY遠眺國家公園內的Mummy Range

US-36 HWY遠眺國家公園內的Mummy Range

 

 

() Longs Peak seen from the nearby Beaver Meadows Vistor Center

Longs Peak as seen from near Beaver Meadows Vistor Center

 

() Rocky Mountains as seen from US 36 HWY

Rocky Mountains as seen from US 36 HWY 3

 

Rocky Mountains as seen from US 36 HWY 2

Rocky Mountains as seen from US 36 HWY 1

 

Mummy Range as seen from US 34 HWY

Mummy Range seen from US 34 HWY

 

()Rainbow Curve

海拔10,875呎,是Horseshoe ParkAlluvial Fanthe Beaver Ponds的最佳觀景點,此地設有公共廁所。

Rainbow Curve 2

 

Rainbow Curve 1

Overlooking Mummy Range from Rainbow CurveOverlooking Mummy Range from Rainbow Curve

 

Looking down Horseshoe Park from Rainbow Curve

Looking down Horseshoe Park from Rainbow Curve

 

() Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road是指US 34號高速公路東起Estes Park,西至Grand Lake,橫越落磯山國家公園,並且跨越美國大陸落磯山脈分水嶺的一段道路,它是遊客最常走的路線,同時也是美國境内最高的雙向柏油路,最高點達海拔12,183(3,713公尺)。許多遊客喜歡在此附近徘迴,環視群峰。苔原上偶而可碰到成群的Mule deer。此條道路通常在陣亡將士紀念日(Memorial Day)前後、約在五月底到十月中這段期間開放,直到雪季來臨。

Trail Ridge Road 1

Trail Ridge Road 2

Snow wall along Trail Ridge Road 3

Snow wall along Trail Ridge Road 2

Snow wall along Trail Ridge Road  

 

()Forest Canyon

海拔11,758呎,是Forest Canyon和美國大陸落磯山脈分水嶺群山的最佳觀景點。

Forest Canyon 3

 

Forest Canyon 5

Forest Canyon 2

() Toll Memorial Trail

Toll Memorial Trail是為紀念Roger Wolcott Toll而命名,Roger Wolcott Toll曾歷任 Mount Rainier National Park(1919~1921)Rocky Mountain National Park(1921~1928)Yellowstone National Park(1929~1935)等國家公園的管理者,不幸在1936年於一次車禍中喪生。
Toll Memorial Trail登山口位在Rock Cut附近的Tundra Communities Trailhead(海拔12,110),有很大的停車場及廁所設備。Toll Memorial Trail全長0.5哩,爬升約200呎,來回大約一小時的步程。步道全程鋪設固定碎石,是一極緩坡的步道,沿途並有許多解說牌解說高山苔原地理環境及生物,在步道兩旁是五顏六色的寒帶草原野花和苔原植物。

Rock CutRock Cut

 

Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 1

Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 4

Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 7

Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 8

 

Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 3

Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 2

Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 9

Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 10

The top of Toll Memorial Trail

The top of Toll Memorial Trail

Jacob climbing to the top of Toll Memorial Trail

Jacob climbing to the top of Toll Memorial Trail

Jacob on the top of Toll Memorial Trail 1

Jacob on the top of Toll Memorial Trail 2

Jacob on the top of Toll Memorial Trail 

Me on the top of Toll Memorial Trail

Me on the top of Toll Memorial Trail

Longs Peak as seen from the top of Toll Memorial Trail

Longs Peak seen from the top of Toll Memorial Trail

看到這山--Longs Peak,不免想起去年八月帶豆豆登頂的驚險回憶~~“三度登頂Longs Peak--豆豆(Matthew)的第12座14ers (2013.08.12)

Mountain view from the top of Toll Memorial Trail

Mountain view from the top of Toll Memorial Trail

 

Mushroom rocksToll Memorial中途一些有趣的岩石,這些岩石是由不同岩層組成;上層是片麻岩(Gneiss),下層是花崗岩(Granite)

Mushroom Rock along Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 6Mushroom Rock along Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 4Mushroom Rock along Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 2

Mushroom Rock along Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 1Mushroom Rocks along Toll Memorial Trail in RMNP 


(八)今天在公園看到的麋鹿(Elk)

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