43 degrees this morning when I took a walk to look at the stream.
We went to the National park two days ago, and drove to Frasure yesterday. We plan on doing the rest of time outside of the park in either Roosevelt or Arapaho national forest area. We have done two high elevation passes and may do others. We had a picnic yesterday in a Canyon by a stream on our drive.
We are staying the next t 3 nights in Frasure at 8,754 feet. From wiki - "Fraser, with an annual mean temperature of 32.5 °F (0.3 °C) (or 34.8 °F (1.6 °C) based on another station in town) is the coldest incorporated town in the lower 48 states. It also has the shortest growing season with an average of only 4 to 7 days (depending on which weather station data is used) and can and does get frost year-round, totaling over 300 nights under 32 °F (0 °C), rivaled only by Barrow, Alaska, among currently inhabited localities in the United States. The total of 79 nights under 0 °F (−17.8 °C) is also among the highest in the contiguous 48 states, but the 72 days with highs not topping freezing is exceeded by substantial areas of North Dakota, Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Both Fraser and International Falls, Minnesota, have claimed the title "Icebox of the Nation", which has caused conflict between the two towns over the years."
Today we are headed to Hot Sulphur Springs for a soak, scenic drive and possibly a picnic in a wildlife area. “There are seven natural springs flowing above the largest fissure that have been flowing constantly for hundreds of years, surfacing at about 104ºF to 126ºF. Over 200,000 gallons of natural hot mineral-rich water flow through our 21 mineral pools and baths every day at controlled temperatures of 95º to 112ºF. We do not add chemicals, filter or re-circulate our mineral water. Minerals in the water include sodium, sulfate, chloride, silica, potassium, calcium, fluoride, magnesium and trace elements of arsenic and lithium, all of which are good for the inside and outside of the body. There are no abrasive minerals or harmful elements in our water. Our water is drinkable as well."
We have found lots of good restaurants, kumbucha, and tea. Enjoying hikes up above tree line. A gift.