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Friday, September 28, 2012

on the tundra

I followed a narrow path from Medicine Bow Curve on Trail Ridge Road, a path that led across the tundra high in the Rocky Mountains.

high on the tundra

A sign along one of the trails in the tundra protection area held this quote:
The alpine tundra is a land of contrast and incredible intensity, where the sky is the size of forever and the flowers the size of a millisecond.
Ann Zwinger
Land Above the Trees
You are entering a special world. Life here is strained by scouring winds and bitter cold, and only the hardiest survive.