|RMNP Montane Ecosystem|
Time to get in the wayback machine for a trip down science/nature travel memory lane. In the summer of 2012, just after I had finished my MS degree and just before I was slated to move on (and up the coast) to start my PhD, Meridith and I planned and executed the Amazing Besties National Parks Road Trip! Meridith was tantalizingly close to completing her MS degree as well, so it totally counted as a double celebratory trip! Our goal was to see as many national parks as possible, with an eye to balancing quality and quantity, and road trip our way from Las Cruces, New Mexico (Mer’s former hood), up to Portland, OR for the Ecological Society of America conference, then scoot back down the California coast to Long Beach, where I would pack my stuff into a truck and move! If you’re new to this series of blog posts, I highly recommend you check out the summaries of the early stages of our trip, which were originally posted on Meridith’s former blog and later migrated to our current one. Clickity-click for: the take-off, Carlsbad Caverns National Park (days one and two), ABQ New Mexico, on the road, Zion National Park (day one and two), me getting us really lost, Arches National Park, a babal about invasive species, and Rocky Mountain National Park day one!
Rocky Mountain National Park
Total Miles Hiked: 8.9 (67.2 overall)
|About 95% certain this is a portion of Bear Lake from above.|