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Winter Fun

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Before heading home for Christmas, we went up with our friends to Estes Park, Colorado for a long weekend. Their family owns a home within 15 minutes of Rocky Mountain National Park (!). RMNP transforms into a winter wonderland this time of year and we were excited to go snowshoeing, especially since we got lucky with a fresh 12 inches of fluffy powder the night before our hike. We drove up Friday afternoon and that evening drank [hipster] Moscow Mules and played hours of cribbage, 31, and Durak while listening to Christmas music. Pizza and salad were consumed to complete negate the Christmas theme. Saturday morning we had breakfast tacos and then delayed our outing as much as possible because it was -10 degrees out and windy. Eventually we were forced to optimize diurnal temperature increase with not wanting to die in the dark from hypothermia, so out we ventured. Mills Lake Trip Information via Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails Round Trip: 5.3 miles Start elevation: 9,240 feet End elevation: 9,940 feet Elevation gain: 780 feet…