Photographer's Note

Mills Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park

It was largely due to the efforts of naturalist Enos Mills that Rocky Mountain National Park was created ...
This site has lots of information on Mr. Mills

I have always thought this place a fitting namesake

I thought I would share my favorite Enos Mills quote ..

""...I wish I could transfer to you the poetry of the pathless woods...Many a strong day I have had with the mists on the mountains...I have lived on Alpine moorlands, with groves and tree-fringed grass-plots, with white cascades, with forests green and grand, in silence and in storm, with winter and with summer, and with the shadows of the pines."

from Bird Memories of the Rockies - Enos Mills

this image wast taken a little bit later than this earlier post of entering Glacier Gorge

Longs Peak (elevation 14,259 ft - 4345 meters) dominates the the left of the scene .. the little row of jagged peaks trailing Longs have one of my favorite mountain names .. they are the "keyboard of the Winds" .. moments after this the typical afternoon thunderstorm hit .. and on these exposed rocks was a bad place to be ...

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