We went camping. We camped in a lovely high (9200ft) mountain meadow in the Medicine Bow National Forest with tons of alpine wildflowers in the meadow: penstemon, lupine, mountain aster, yarrow, flax and wild strawberries. The average daytime temperature was about 72 degrees F and the nighttime temps dropped to about 38 degrees.
The face of the forest is changing and it is sad to see. The grand sweeping green vistas are now mainly brown because of the pine beetle; every now and then the green of aspen trees pops up. The western lodge pole pine forests are dying.