We finally left the house and took the camera.
Since we will both likely be working all weekend, we took this Thursday and spent it like a Sunday. It was a sunny, 30-degree day, perfect for hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park.
C chose an area of the park that he knew to be spectacular - up one of several close glacial valleys to a lake. The Loch.
Here we go: snowy, windy approach to the trailhead.
It was gorgeous, despite the wind. We made a short detour on the way back down with hopes of seeing Mills Lake, but were turned away by impenetrable, face-piercing ice wind.
Since the day was still young I demanded a stop at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park (haunted inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining).