Spotted Independence Day fireworks all around town and got to try some Rocky Mountain "oysters".
The air was thin, but the surroundings from above were magnificent and the alpine lakes were gorgeous. It is a park full of wildlife. Marmots emerging from their burrows, elk endlessly chewing away at the meadows, and even two bighorn sheep dashing down the mountain.
No shortage of cactus here and no limit in their sizes either! Too hot for humans and even the adorable javelinas.
Beat the heat with daily swims in a fantastic pool. Unfortunately, it was not quite toasty enough to fry an egg outside.