POTW: The Signal Mountain Elk

The short story of the Signal Mountain Elk: After retracing our winter snowshoe trek on the drive down from Signal Mountain inside Grand Teton National Park, a large bull elk was foraging just off the road. Also known as Wapiti, they are one of the largest species of the deer family. John Muir once said, … Continue reading POTW: The Signal Mountain Elk

POTW: The North Inlet Moose

We happened upon the North Inlet Moose as we were driving through Grand Lake heading to the east end of the lake on a Sunday evening not long ago. The North Inlet source, Lake Powell, is located deep in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. These waters provide the necessary source of moisture that … Continue reading POTW: The North Inlet Moose

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: 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

Southwest Colorado Adventure

This last weekend we embarked upon our Southwest Colorado Adventure, another first for us. The weather had prevented us from being able to do everything that we had planned. But we still had a great time visiting this part of Colorado, although it had felt like a world away from our neck of the woods … Continue reading Southwest Colorado Adventure