POTW: Vintage RMNP Elk

Vintage RMNP Elk I was looking for a photo worthy enough that could be cast back in time when life inside Rocky Mountain National Park was simpler, thus I present the vintage RMNP Elk. The photo was taken in the fall of 2020 using a Nikon D90 and Tamron 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens.

Grand Lake & RMNP In Pictures…

https://vimeo.com/471811390 Our hearts go out to those working on the frontlines combating the East Troublesome Fire, and to those whom the wildfire has affected. We put together a picture montage to the theme for Base Camp @ Grand Lake in hopes of remembering our beloved Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. Time will heal... … Continue reading Grand Lake & RMNP In Pictures…

POTW: Elk Bugling in RMNP

A mighty bull elk bugling in RMNP There is always more to the story than what the picture tells of this elk bugling in RMNP. It was a Saturday evening not to terribly long ago when we happened upon this bull elk in a clearing near the south end of the Kawuneeche Valley. The bull … Continue reading POTW: Elk Bugling in RMNP

POTW: The Fall Rut…

Watching over the herd... The fall rut is nearing its peak as a bull elk watches over his harem on the western slopes of Rocky Mountain National Park. Nearby there are two younger bull elk lurking about wanting to compete for the harem however they bide their time on the fringes. Most likely not wanting … Continue reading POTW: The Fall Rut…

POTW: The Elk of RMNP

A Bull Elk relaxing near Milner Pass, RMNP There is a short story behind this photo, we were headed into Rocky Mountain National Park to the Alpine Visitors Center. As we neared Milner Pass, there were an abundance of bull elk foraging. At minimum 5 large bull elk and a few juvenile elk as well. … Continue reading POTW: The Elk of RMNP

The Mystery of Mountain Lions

Despite decades of research, myth and fear still surround the animals. Image credit: Sarah Gilman/High Country News Sarah Gilman/High Country News Last winter, I went walking on a gray afternoon between storms. Meltwater pattered the snow around the ponderosas. Fog wound through overhanging boughs. My dog, Taiga, strained at her leash. We turned up a ravine, climbing … Continue reading The Mystery of Mountain Lions

An Odd Start…

Our return to Base Camp @ Grand Lake has been off to an odd start for the 2020 season. First, Elk Creek Campground opened a week later than usual due to COVID. Second, the campground feels a little bit like a ghost town due to COVID restrictions, which fortunately continue to lighten with each passing … Continue reading An Odd Start…