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Estes Park

Our first stop in Estes Park was a quick lunch at the Big Horn Grill. This is a no-nonsense place with plain good food. Nothing fancy, but fast service and food like home. I got the philly steak (no bread) and ate the whole thing. We had been driving half the day and we knew we still had 2 hours of camp setup ahead of us.

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This must be the mascot. These deer had no problems coming up to our campsite to eat the dry sage brush.

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After camp setup, we took a drive up the eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. It was stormy and cloudy but that meant we saw a LOT of elk.

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One of my favorite parts of camping is the camp fire. I love reading and listening to the sounds of the mountains.

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3 more days here in Estes Park. We have a lot of hiking and fishing left to do!

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