In this issue, we explore some of the higher reaches of Rocky Mountain National Park with hikes to Lake of Glass, Sky Pond, and the peaks of the Mummy Mountain Range: Mummy Mountain, Hagues Peak, Fairchild Mountain, Ypsilon Mountain, Mount Chapin, and Mount Chiquita. We lay out all the particulars for Deer Mountain, our Trail of the Month, including complete trail profiles and maps.
The Butterfly Project at Rocky discovered species never before found in the Park, and specimens are housed at the CP Gillette Museum on the CSU campus in Fort Collins.
If you're thinking of buying new footwear for your mountain adventures, our equipment specialist has great advice for you! Explore the history of the names of some features in Rocky, and learn about the Park's tiniest owl - the Flammulated Owl. Test your wildflower identification skills with a quiz on late-blooming specimens in the Park. Enjoy!