Town and Travels
A trip to see Fall Colors and Elk
I know this is a cooking blog but I just wanted to share some photos here. :-)
Every year, around the end of November, we make a short trek up into the mountains by our house. We live at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and about an hour from Rocky Mountain National Park. I think Fall is my favorite time of year to go visit. The weather is cool but the views are fantastic. The colors, while not as varied and dramatic as some places, are still pretty. But it is the elk that sets RMNP apart. In the fall, the elk begin to gather. Strong bull elk are able to build large harems but keeping them requires work and at sun down, they can be heard gathering their herd together by bugling- a weird, haunting call that is hard to describe. They sometimes must fight with other males trying to steal their harem, Anyway, here are some photos I took last Sunday afternoon, when we took a quick drive up the hill. Some are in Rocky mountain National park and others are in the town of Estes nearby. Let me know if you have any trouble viewing these. And Happy Fall everyone!
|The weather was in the 80's when we started up but at the top, we got snow!|
|This guy surprised us, we did not know he was around. I was safely hiding behind a tree and used a zoom lens. Elk can be dnagerous this time of year!|
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