The gallivanting moose, as photographed inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The park covers over 415 square miles and is a breathtaking mosaic of alpine meadows, dense forests, rugged peaks, and pristine lakes. Rocky Mountain National Park's diverse ecosystems provide the ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife, including the moose. Here, the moose is emblematic … Continue reading POTW: The Gallivanting Moose
2023 has been an emotionally charged year for us, for a multitude of reasons. And the culmination of those situations significantly impacted our winter travels. With that said, we only embarked on two winter trips in 2023, both of which were to Grand Lake. Even though that is all we did, those trips possessed elements … Continue reading 2023 Winter Wrap-Up and What’s Next?
Winter in the Kawuneeche Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park. Looking west from the Bowen/Baker Trailhead into the Never Summer Range and wilderness.
Shortly after the rain had stopped, a cow and her calf appeared at the north end of the Kawuneeche Valley near the Colorado River Trailhead inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Stella and I make it a point to drive into Rocky Mountain National Park after it rains, as the wildlife seems to appear out of … Continue reading POTW: After the rain…
Last weekend we spent time snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Grand Lake, aptly named, Grand Lake Winter Weekend! It was a very cold weekend, so we had elected to start our adventures a little later than usual each day, around noon. And that also had been a special weekend because we used our brand new … Continue reading Grand Lake Winter Weekend
John Muir once said, “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." The Kawuneeche Valley inside Rocky Mountain National Park is a perfect place to do just that. Stella and I spent this past Friday wandering around the north end of the valley via snowshoes.
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.