Last night we stayed at the Rocky Mountain National Park YMCA!
We awoke to discover that we were cradled within a glorious sunrise.
We did not have to go anywhere to experience incredible views.
When we made it to Rocky Mountain Park we headed straight up Trail Ridge Road.
These guys probably have the best view of all chipmunks!
On the way up we stopped at an historic Ute Trail.
We were so grateful to once again have Cathy as our expert guide for the day. She has come here since her childhood and feels a deep connection with this part of America.
Ute and Arapohoe Indians walked this ridge in moccasins while journeying between their summer and winter hunting grounds. Trail Ridge is named for the narrow footpaths they left.
I spoke to the mountains. They told me that they would immediately send me their mountain-deep peace.
We made it to the top of trail ridge road, and proceeded to climp over 200 steps to the highest visitor accessible point in any American National Park, over 12, 000 feet above sea level! Along the way we met this lovely Park Ranger, Kate, who was thrilled to hear about the Peace Run and hold our torch.
This is a popular place to come, and everyone was eager to hold the Peace Torch, as you will see by the number of photos!
Team shot (minus Prakhara and Jennifer) ;)
Beyond all imagination.
The mountain range in the distance is part of the Continental Divide.
The Aspen were so beautiful!
We headed back to Denver in the afternoon, and were thrilled to witness the Super Moon Total Lunar Eclipse from a local park.
The moon gives me
Its unbounded peace.
Torch carried by Alakananda Lebedev(United States),
Cathy Oerter(United States),
Harita Davies(New Zealand),
Jennifer Cluck(United States),
Phaedra Rosario(United States),
Prakhara Harter(United States).