We spent another beautiful day in Rocky Mountain National Park. The clouds finally lifted and we had plenty of sunshine. It finally warmed up enough that we were able to go out with long sleeve shirts and leave the sweatshirts inside!
We drove on the Fall River Road in hopes of seeing Big Horn Sheep. Again we saw Elk in several places. There was a large herd at Sheep Lakes. Beside Sheep Lakes is a sign on the road to watch for Big Horn Sheep Crossing. No sheep there but we enjoyed watching the Elk. Most of the Elk here were Bull Elk with bigger antlers than the ones we saw yesterday. There was one young one who entertained us by splashing in the water and prancing around, We drove down a little side road to a picnic area and had to stop because there were a few Big Horn Sheep coming down the mountain next to the road. We had a nice picnic beside a mountain stream and the sheep were still there when we left. We stopped to take a short hike to Alluvial Fan, a pretty waterfall.
After enjoying the park we went to the town of Estes Park to get diesel - $4.099 per gallon - and took Blondie to the dog park. She loved being able to run after being on a leash for so long.
Back at the campground we could finally see the mountains all around us. They had been covered with clouds since we got here. We also saw some Elk just outside the campground.
A perfect day!