The ice is gone off the lakes, well at least here at 8100′ anyway. The higher lakes still have a bit of ice and the snow fields are still claiming Buffalo Pass and the Zirkel Wilderness areas. Fishing on lakes and streams is turning out to be awesome except for a few that are still experiencing high water. After talking with CPW, they are working on restocking the lakes in the area.
Campgrounds are plentiful and we have a new RV Park at Sentinel Mountain RV Park located just north of Cowdrey. Lake John Resort has been busy remodeling the store and is well worth checking out. Roundup Motel and RV Park as well as Granite Corner are also doing great things for your enjoyment.
How about the Sand Dunes? Well, what we hear is that it is clear, warm and ready for all you enthusiasts to get out and enjoy. Whether you’re on a quad or a rail, go out have fun but play responsibly. We want to see your smiling face in at the Moose Creek Cafe for some awesomeness after the playing let’s up.
Here in North Park, Walden, Colorado and the surrounding area, we are in full swing with the summer season. With hiking, biking, fishing, camping, four wheelin’ fun and motorcycles, everyone can enjoy a day or a week in friendly North Park. What’s your dream holiday? Come into the Moose Creek Cafe for and share your story while enjoying a cool beverage and a selection from our diverse menu.
Tuesday 30th of July, two young men visiting and working in Walden, CO, will attempt to climb one of the fourteeners of Colorado : Longs Peak, 14259 ft.
With the help of the Moose Creek Cafe, Geoffrey Obry (Alps, France) and Cody Hess (Texas) will leave from Grand Lake for a 5-days hike in the Rocky Mountain NP and thus terminate their stay in Walden by a challenging adventure.
Longs Peak is not the most difficult neither the steepest but overhanging Denver it’s one of the most emblematic of this part of the Rockies, and it’s still over 14000ft!
Cody and Geoffrey are travelling across America thanks to Help Exchange, website that connect hosts and travelers. They stayed in Walden one month working at the Moose Creek Cafe, and this one decided to help them to achieve this new adventure.
I stayed in Walden 6 weeks now and I met a lot of wonderful people. It means a lot to me to be supported by the Moose Creek Cafe and people of Walden to climb one of the fourteeners, what was one of my goal coming in America. I want to go up there and be able to say “I have been over the top of the Rockies thanks to the Moose Creek Cafe and people of Walden”.
Not many people get to experience the travelers life style, I’ve been on the road for over a month now and here in Walden I’ve learned so much and experienced some amazing things. This hike will be one story I hope I can tell my grandchildren.
And a word of the sponsor, James Carothers, owner of the Moose Creek Cafe.
“It has been a wonderful and rewarding experience to have hosted so many young people over the past several years. When Geoffrey and Cody came and said they wanted to climb Longs Peak to the summit I thought what a great feat for these two travelers who have crossed into our path. They asked if I could help to sponsor them by giving them food for their journey and after all the assistance they have given, I had to say yes. “Just bring lots of pictures back”, I told them. Wishing them God speed in their adventures.” James C.