I found a new place to take my daily walk. I was getting tired of walking in circles around the park and Len wasn't thrilled with me walking on the main road. It was a very quite main road and beautiful view of the valley, but I needed a change of scenery. I found a weekend property just off the end of the park with a great windy & steep road down to the river. I would haul my fannie up and down this road about 4 times. It is a great workout. The higher altitude certainly added to that workout.
Tonight Len and I drive up Stoner Mesa Rd to check out the sunset. We drove up just high enough to look back down into the valley. I made a dinner of corn on the cob, tuna with crackers and a nectarine and enjoyed it and the view from the tailgate of the Ford. Dusk was fast approaching so we continued on up the road. We were 1/2 mile around the bend, when we spooked 6 or so elk. They didn't know whether to go down or up the hill. We ran across some more cows and spotted three deer. One with a big rack. No bears. The sun was setting as we drove into the aspen and firs. It made for great lighting. The drive back down the mountain provided a beautiful sunset silhouette. We parked for about 40 mins on the way down and watched the moon set behind the mountains and the stars filling the sky. Again, I wish I had pictures to share. The milky way was shining bright.