POTW: Alces alces

Alces alces, also known as a moose. I photographed this bull moose foraging in the Kawuneeche Valley in early August of 2020 near the Colorado River. Rocky Mountain National Park has an abundant population of moose that can be seen year round. These magnificent creatures are a subspecies and scientifically referred to as Alces Alces … Continue reading POTW: Alces alces

POTW: Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos

Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos, or more commonly known as the American White Pelican, one of the largest birds of North America, takes flight over Shadow Mountain Lake. They frequently congregate, in mass, near the inflow from the Colorado River on Shadow Mountain Lake, returning each spring to the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park.

POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP

On Memorial Day, Stella and I trekked along the East Shore Trail. On our way back, we had paused for a moment to look north across the lake into the snowcapped southern end of the Never Summer Range. This trail encompasses both the Arapaho National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park, on the eastern … Continue reading POTW: East Shore Trail RMNP

POTW: The Never Summer Wilderness

The Never Summer Wilderness. Tucked away on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 21,000 acres to explore and direct access via the Bowen/Baker trailhead (Note: At the time of publication, the access to the Never Summer Wilderness is closed at the park boundary due to the East Troublesome Fire) this has … Continue reading POTW: The Never Summer Wilderness

POTW: Spring in RMNP

Spring in RMNP, as that saying goes, hope springs eternal as a cow moose and her yearling offspring forage in the Kawuneeche Valley. Last fall the East Troublesome fire impacted over 193,000 acres of land in Grand County, including cutting through the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park, jumping the continental divide and stopping … Continue reading POTW: Spring in RMNP

POTW: Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park, located southwest of Arches National Park, was described by Edward Abbey as, "the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere." Created from both the Green River and the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park is divided into distinct sections; the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the … Continue reading POTW: Canyonlands National Park

POTW: Double Arch

Double Arch inside Arches National Park is a unique arch structure, it is referred to as a pothole arch. The double arch was created when water eroded the the arches from above versus from the side. Arches National Park is located just north of Moab, Utah, the park is encompassed by the Colorado Plateau.