Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Hike In The Mountains

Fall has taken a turn to those warm days and cool nights of an "Indian Summer". The lingering warmth of summer with the sharp coolness warning of winter's coming. A perfect day for a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. The high country has already taken on Old Man Winter's look with an early snowfall.

Vistas of the surrounding mountain range and the changing color in the aspens.

Loch Lake

Serene and calm.

A greenback cutthroat...we could see them in the clear mountain lake, but they sure weren't impressed with what we were throwing them in the way of flies.

Rut season has begun and the bulls are rounding up their harems. It only happens in the fall of every year...probably because the bulls have to work so hard to keep their ladies from straying and also run off any young bulls who try to take over the harem. It makes for better showings than the local movie theatre, but be warned the ratings at times could be for "adults only"! Mom

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful country we live in !!
    To bad we have some folks who could
    care less about this beauty.

    These photo's should be put on buildings all across America. Could be a wake up to all, of what our future generation may never see.