POTW: Rocky Mountain Elk

Rocky Mountain Elk (C. c. nelsoni), early season in Rocky Mountain National Park is nothing short of spectacular as bull elk and their antlers begin to fill out. Last weekend we spotted a group of bull elk on the north end of the Kawuneeche Valley foraging about.

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: 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

Fairview Curve Nordic Adventure

Earlier this winter, we set our sights on skiing up to Fairview Curve inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. Fairview Curve is a lookout point along Trail Ridge Road, which is the main road inside of the park leading up to the Alpine Center. Last winter, we snowshoed up to Fairview Curve, and it had … Continue reading Fairview Curve Nordic Adventure

Trail Ridge Road: Take 2

Stella worked half a day on New Years, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake, just as we had done the weekend prior for Christmas. This time, however, instead of cross-country skiing, our plans were set on snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road: Take 2

POTW: Life in the Kawuneeche Valley

Life in the Kawuneeche Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park, hope springs eternal. As cow and her calf forage about in the meadow in the spring of 2020.