POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

I was tinkering with a little astrophotography last night and captured Jupiter rising over Grand Lake. Jupiter is the bright dot in the center of the image and with Saturn the next brightest image to the right. This is one in a series of photos from Base Camp @ Grand Lake using my GoPro Hero … Continue reading POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake

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: 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: 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

National Park Week 2021

Prior to the start of National Park Week 2021, I posted a question on Facebook: "What is your favorite National Park?" I was astonished to learn that Rocky Mountain National Park did not make the top 5. THe Top 5: Yellowstone National Park took top honors, which is almost a given considering that it is … Continue reading National Park Week 2021