Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ouzel Falls (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

Ouzel Falls is a nice waterfall. But it is the 2.7-mile journey there that makes this hike spectacular. The Wild Basin district, much farther south than the Bear Lake area, is refreshing for its (relative) dearth of crowds, rushing cascades, … Continue reading

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Ute Trail – Alpine Visitor Center to Milner Pass (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

2-3 hour day hikes are sparse along Trail Ridge Road, which flirts with 11-12,000 feet, in Rocky Mountain National Park. But if you have the comforts of a “chauffeur” of sorts who can drop you off at Alpine Visitor Center … Continue reading

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Nymph, Dream, and Emerald Lakes (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

The 1.8 mi. (one-way) hike to Emerald Lake is a Rocky Mountain NP classic: excellent mountain views, wildflowers, and flowing rapids, interrupted only by the serenity of three high-altitude lakes (four, if you include Bear). The final leg, from Dream … Continue reading

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Lake Haiyaha Loop (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

For all its wonders, Rocky Mountain National Park boasts relatively few half-day to day loop hikes, so the Lake Haiyaha loop described here stands out as an exception (for a full-day loop hike, try the Fern-Odessa-Cub Lake loop). In addition … Continue reading

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Alberta Falls (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

Despite constituting the most popular hike in the park, what Alberta Falls lacks in solitude it compensates with beauty. Just 0.8 mi. up the trail, roaring Glacier Creek catapults 25 feet at the falls as it cuts through Glacier Gorge. … Continue reading

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Bear Lake Loop (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

Many family trips to Rocky Mountain National Park begin with a short jaunt around peaceful Bear Lake, located on an elevated shelf above Glacier Creek at the foot of Flattop Mountain (12,324’) and Hallett Peak (12,713’). It is not often … Continue reading

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Welcome to “Live Let and Hike”!

Every once in awhile, when I am not working on my other passion (foreign affairs) or blogging at Notes on the Periphery, my heart is out West in the mountains – trekking, backpacking, sightseeing. This blog reflects that passion, dedicated to … Continue reading

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