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Elk on the trail

Posted on Sunday, November 8, 2009 in North American Animal Art

We enjoy hiking for most of the year.  This week, we were fortunate to get to hike at Apex park in Golden, CO.  We have hiked this trail many times and always enjoy it as it has so much variety.  There was a little snow on the trail but the temp was 50 degrees.


We had hiked about two miles on the trail when I looked to the side of the trail and saw a whole herd of elk complete with young elk, cows and two giant bull elk.  They were just hanging out and enjoying the fall sunshine.  They were about 50 feet away and just ignored us as we  enjoyed watching them quietly for a few minutes.


We continued on the trail and saw a few deer on the hillside.  A few eagles were catching the updrafts and we could see them almost at eye level as we hiked up the trail.  We have seen the endangered Aberts squirrel here on this trail amid the Ponderosa Pines.  It is a wonderful habitat for these interesting squirrels.


It was a great hike and we really enjoyed the experience , but it is probably one of our final hikes of the season.

Doe and 2 fawns at the Pond

Doe and 2 fawns at the Pond

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