Snowy Mountain Adventure

My mom and I went on a hiking adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park while I was home. It is so beautiful and the perfect winter wonderland. I have hiked in the park many times especially in the summer and fall. I forget how beautiful it is in the winter. As we drove through Estes Park I noted how dry it was. No snow in sight. Halfway up the road to bear lake we hit snow almost immediately. There were several feet on the ground with flakes still falling. There were a number of people there which surprised me, since the roads were icy up to Bear Lake. The high was so incredibly beautiful. We made it up to dream lake (the third lake along that trail) but turned around there since we didn’t have snow shoes and it became more difficult to walk. The photo of me jumping was at Dream Lake. As you can see it started to get cold and windy up there. The funny thing is a friend’s boyfriend proposed to her at that same spot the very next day. I highly recommend a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park during any season. It is definitely more limiting in winter and you might see less wildlife but it will be way less crowded than during the summer time.

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Jacket Big Agnes, Pullover Patagonia, Leggings similar, Socks L.L. Bean, Boots L.L. Bean, Hat Pudus (I still can’t find the white one so here is another)

Erin

Après Ski

So I linked this sweater way back in early November in an Around the Web post. I totally fell in love with it right when I saw it and couldn’t help but go back and get it when it went on sale. It is seriously amazing and it is the perfect material and weight for a ski layer. My trip to Steamboat Springs was the perfect time to wear it. It is also on sale for such a good price right now! I also brought my Sorel boots to Steamboat, which are perfect for heavier snow. I don’t get to wear them too often but I definitely try to take every chance I can get.

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Sweater Talbots, Boots Sorel, Hat Pudus (they don’t have white on their site right now so here is another super cute one from Etsy), Leggings similar

Hope you all get some time on the slopes this season! If you haven’t gone yet the snow will likely get better!

ERin