Planet Romonapa

“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied—
it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.” -Ansel Adams

It’s that time of year again. Time for our annual summer sojourn on Planet Romonapa. That’s what we call our beloved Rocky Mountain National Park. We’re in shape and ready to hike, climb, backpack and camp in the high country. I look forward to our annual family vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park all year long. It restores my soul in a way I cannot fully explain.

Here are some pictures from our vacation on Planet Romonapa last year.

The Loch

Above Haiyaha

The Spearhead. Philip and I hope to climb the Spearhead this year.

The Spearhead shrouded in mystery

Frozen Lake

Caleb above Ouzel Falls.

Andrew’s Tarn

Philip on Desolation Peaks

The second summit on Desolation Peaks

Blue Lake

Peri, Caleb and Ashlie at Andrew’s Glacier

Peri, Caleb, Aaron and Philip

Climbing Long Peak

The Homestretch on Longs Peak

With Joe Beach on the summit of Longs Peak

A house on my back

Home Sweet Home

Verdant Forest

Black Lake

Gorge Lakes
This picture is not mine; it was taken by my friend and professional photographer Erik Stensland.

My heart’s in the Highlands at the break of dawn
By the beautiful lake of the Black Swan
Big white clouds, like chariots that swing down low
Well my heart’s in the Highlands
Only place left to go
-Bob Dylan