I've got a full day planned (some raptors and prairie dogs to see - not in the same location, my first attempt at geocachig, a couple restaurants and a whiskey pub to visit, and more), so here are today's Bingo numbers, earlier than usual. I'll check in later this evening.
9 - Rocky Mountain National Park
The park covers 415 square miles and has over 60 peaks above 12,000 feet. It's the highest park in the National Park system, with elevations between 7,860 to 14,259 feet; more than one third of the park is above the tree line. Entrances to the park are on the west side (Grand Lake) and the east side (Estes Park). From Denver, it takes about two hours to get to Rocky; from my town, about an hour. It's a beautiful park and a definite must-see when in Colorado.
24 - Fort Collins
Ah, Fort Collins...my home for the past four years. Fort Collins is about 65 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and nestled right up against the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The population in 2012 was about 148,600 (the fourth most populous city in the state) and the city has a total are of 47.1 square miles. Two rivers run through the city, the Cache la Poudre and Spring Creek; walking and biking trails parallel both rivers. We have four distinct seasons, 300 days of sunshine a year, and a very comfortable climate. Summers are warm to hot, and winters are mildly cold to really cold at times, with an average of 60 inches of snow a year and 16 inches of rain. Like I said, winters are mild in that typically, snow will fall for a day or so, the sun comes out, and within a couple days, the snow is gone (we average about 29 snowy days a year). The weather here, as in Colorado in general, changes quickly and it isn't at all unusual to get all four seasons in one 24 hour period. Fort Collins is the home to Colorado State University, several tech related companies (HP, Avago, AMD, Otter Box), microbreweries (New Belgium, Odell, Fort Collins Brewery, Equinox, and more), the Budweiser Brewery (and the Clydesdales), and so much more...but no LNS.
Good luck with your numbers...is anyone getting close?
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