POTW: The Bugling Bull Elk

Observing a bugling bull elk is an unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to witness it. National parks and wildlife reserves, such as Rocky Mountain National Park, offer prime opportunities to witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon unfold each fall. Imagine the following and listen in rapt attention as a bull elk, silhouetted against the backdrop of … Continue reading POTW: The Bugling Bull Elk

POTW: American Bison

The American Bison (Bison bison), often referred to as the buffalo, is an iconic symbol of North America's natural heritage and a cornerstone species of the continent's history. These massive herbivores once roamed the plains, grasslands, and forests from Canada to Mexico, numbering in the tens of millions. The ecological significance of bison continues to … Continue reading POTW: American Bison

Driving above the Clouds

https://youtu.be/m8ot1dwSllg Have you ever wondered what it is like driving above the clouds? If so, let's take a journey from the summit of Mount Evans down to Echo Lake. Pay close attention, there are steep drop-offs and wildlife to be on the watch for, particularly the marmots, they tend to be right on the edge … Continue reading Driving above the Clouds

POTW: Mountain Goat

The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large hoofed mammal that resides in the mountainous regions of North America. What truly sets mountain goats apart is their unparalleled agility. Their hooves are equipped with specialized features, including rough, rubbery pads that provide exceptional grip on slippery surfaces. This … Continue reading POTW: Mountain Goat

POTW: Great Egret

The Great Egret (Ardea alba) is a majestic and elegant wading bird belonging to the heron family, Ardeidae. It is also known as the Common Egret, Large Egret, or White Heron. The species is found inhabiting both freshwater and saltwater environments, including marshes, swamps, lakes, rivers, and coastal regions. They are skilled hunters and use … Continue reading POTW: Great Egret

2023 Winter Wrap-Up and What’s Next?

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?

POTW: Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald is the crown jewel of Glacier National Park. Located on the western side of the national park, Lake McDonald is a cannot miss destination as the Going-to-the-Sun Road parallels the eastern shore. Lake McDonald is renowned for its colorful rocks that formed over millions of years. Read more about our Great Montana Adventure.