Snow in Rocky Mountain National Park ...

Snow in Rocky Mountain National Park piling up

There are 7 comments on the Estes Park Trail-Gazette story from May 19, 2011, titled Snow in Rocky Mountain National Park piling up. In it, Estes Park Trail-Gazette reports that:

What are the odds? Will it, or won`t it? It might look like the odds are good for Trail Ridge Road to open on Memorial Day weekend -- of 2015.

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Nicholas DelGrosso

Owasso, OK

#1 May 20, 2011
Just got back from my first visit t Rocky Mountain National Park. I was only able to spend several hours driving through a small part of the park near the Falls River Entrance. I was very impressed with the vistas. We saw several Elk and a small herd f Male Big Horn Sheep. We even saw two ewes and 2 lambs. The wild wild viewing also included a badger and a fox. I was entertained by a flock of Steller's Jays and several black billed magpies and a lone broad tailed hummingbird. I am a flatlander and intend on coming back to the park for an extended stay. My brief visit was well worth the effort.

United States

#2 May 20, 2011
I am a long-time visitor to this park. I have many memories of the changes that have taken place over the years as nature and the animals create new vistas. I have been blessed to see the opening of Trail Ridge Road on several occasions, both from the east and from the west side. This year should be spectacular with all the snow this past winter.
harold ferguson

Irving, TX

#3 May 20, 2011
Dear Sir: I am trying to find out as much as I can about a CCC camp located in Hollowell Park in th 30's. Do you know of where I can locate photos and information about this camp? Thank you, [email protected] 1604 Bert Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 76302,

Evansville, IN

#4 May 22, 2011
June 2011 will be our family's reunion time again at the YMCA of the Rockies and Rocky Mountain National Park. We have been annual visitors for about seven years and occasional visitors for more than 35 years.

We cannot wait to see 23 feet of snow on the roads plowed to the sides, and we wonder if the elk will be at lower elevations.

Thanks to everyone at the park who makes our summer visits so pleasant, interesting, and exciting.


Rolla, MO

#5 Apr 18, 2013
It saddens me to think that the NPS has cut down 85,000 "hazardous" trees to improve the vistas for people sitting in their cars. When I was in the park last year, the amount of trees that were cut down along Bear Lake Road was depressing. I don't think it improved anything. In fact, I thought all those tree stumps looked ugly.
Chill about the stumps

Washington, DC

#6 Apr 18, 2013
jconroy wrote:
It saddens me to think that the NPS has cut down 85,000 "hazardous" trees to improve the vistas for people sitting in their cars.........
The NPS cut down the trees to make safe wide corridors so you will be able to safely leave the area in the event of a large fire. The stumps will rot, the cut over area will 'soften' with shrubs, grasses and flowers. Chill out. Get out of YOUR car and hike deep into the dense forests if that's what you prefer.
Standard NPS garbage

Omaha, NE

#7 Apr 19, 2013
What we do to destroy the park is okay. Get over it. What you do to enjoy the park is risible. We laugh at you while we take your money.

When the state of Colorado turned over the park to the federales, the agreement was that their would never be an admission charge.

Put that in your hash pipe and smoke it, homeless Volcano dude.

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