The highest road in the USA. Tundra. Global warming means more moisture, which means more snow (21 feet this year) which means we’re driving through tunnels of excavated snow.
Day 18: Thursday 9th June 2011.
We walk through Estes Park town to Safeways for bread and cheese and ham (and a fresh tee shirt) for the day. It’s hard to avoid the sugary processed food that fuels American obesity. Pack the bags, $20 to the park ranger at Beaver Gate, and we’re into Rocky Mountain National Park. The road through RMNP reaches 12,000 feet, the highest in America. We search in vain for words to describe the scale, the antiquity, the purity, well,.. We couldn’t find them, so you’ll have to come here to see it yourself.