We go every year. Its pretty much just like every other festival in Estes where they set up vendors in the city park, and call it a festival. It is a great time watch the bulls going crazy in RMNP though. It will be really fully, but if you can get to some of the less popular areas and wait until sunset, you can be one of a handful of people watching a bull keep his herd together.
So I guess I am saying, the festival itself is really no different then any other festival Estes hosts throughout the year, but great time to see the bulls in action in RMNP.
There will be quite a few elk in town, especially on the golf course. Last weeekend, there was a big, I mean BIG 6x6 sitting under a tree right by McDonalds. Didn't have a care in the world...lol...that is Estes Park for you!
That's good to know. I always went up in March, to catch the end of the ski season. That's when the golf courses, fields, lawns, etc., at lower levels were becoming exposed so alot of the animals were hanging around to get that first green stuff after a long winter.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...