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.

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

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…

Photo of the Week ~ RMNP

The elk herd hunkering down during a recent snowstorm in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Cub Lake Winter Hike

Two weeks ago, we had our first adventure in Estes Park. Our objective had been to snowshoe to Cub Lake on Saturday, and then the Loch Lake Trail via the Glacier Gorge Trail on Sunday inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The Cub Lake Trailhead is located a short distance from the Fern Lake Trailhead, near … Continue reading Cub Lake Winter Hike