Take a Nature Break

Several weeks ago, I decided to take some time to unplug, explore nature and document my journey with my camera in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. As a result of spending 4 days in nature and taking hundreds of pictures, I came back renewed and inspired to share my experiences. So join me and experience the serenity of nature through my photos and videos.

Rainbow in Rocky Mountain National Park

Brainard Lake Recreation Area

My first stop was Brainard Lake which sits at over 10,000 feet in elevation and there was still plenty of snow on the peaks and trails. Full from the spring snow melt, crystal clear alpine lakes sit below the Rocky Mountains and empty into South St. Vrain Creek.

Brainard Lake
Snow Packed Trail to Long Lake
View of Long Lake from the Trail
South St Vrain Creek
Peaks over Long Lake
Brainard Lake
Long Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park

My next stop was Rocky Mountain National Park. I stayed away from crowds by entering the park in the Falls River entrance around 5:30 am to be greeted by a beautiful elk strolling on Old Falls River Road with a gorgeous rainbow above!

Elk on Old Falls River Road after Brief Rain Shower
Alluvial Fan in Rocky Mountain National Park
Cascading Water Flowing down the Boulders at Alluvial Fan
Bridge over Cascading Waters at Alluvial Fan
Elk near Alluvial Fan

The water cascading down Alluvial Fan was the highlight of my trip. The thrashing water flows swiftly through the boulders creating a sound you will only hear in nature.

Longs Peak over Upper Beaver Meadow
Bighorn Crossing at Sheeps Lake
Sheeps Lake with View of Meadow Carved by Ancient Glacier

Unplug to Recharge

As a gentle breeze filled the air, I sat down in Upper Beaver Meadows to watch the white puffy clouds float over the snow- peaks. For the next half hour or so, I relaxed and my mind was only focused on this magnificent moment in nature.

Serenity in Nature at Upper Beaver Meadows

Almost everything will work after you unplug it for a while, then plug it back it, including yourself. There is no better place to recharge than nature. All you have to do is make the time to get outdoors to reboot!


Breathe in. Breathe out. Move on.


Mark




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