Sunday, February 15, 2009

Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Oh My

On Saturday we got up early and drove to Rocky Mountain National Park to go to a snowshoeing event. It is an annual event on Valentine's Day where different snowshoe vendors let people borrow equipment to try out snowshoeing for free. We had such a great day filled with wildlife sightings and breathtaking views.

Along the way, we stopped in Estes Park to see:

The family of elk strolling on the bike path next to the road.

Bighorn sheep grazing along the road


More Bighorns hanging out on the rocks



Can you believe how close the people got? The sheep didn't mind cars but seemed concerned as they approached.



Inside Rocky Mountain: A pretty bird


Yes, all of the specks are elk resting in the field. We just saw on the news that there are too many elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. We believe it now!



Snowshoes



Before we head up


Action Photo: Heavy feet



Breathtaking view

How do you top a Sunggie for Valentine's?
Nothing says love like Bacon AND Chocolate!

6 comments:

Kristi said...

You guys are so cute! I would LOVE to do something like that. Somehow I don't see Kassie, Connor, and Chase with snowshoes trucking up the path behind us =) Ha ha We did attempt ice skating with them...interesting to say the last. Hope you guys had fun! Miss ya!

Kristi =)

Kelli said...

I have never been, but Estes Park is one of my parents' favorite places. Looks like a great weekend.

Dave and Teresa said...

You make me want to vacation to Colorado again!

Julie and Dean said...

I would have loved to have seen the Elk!
And to go snowshoeing. We used to go all the time in MN.
FUN! You guys are totalling living it up!

Jen said...

ooh! Bacon AND chocolate!
Hey--there is a possibility that we will be coming your way in April. Want to meet up for beer??

Ray and Tammy said...

Looks like so much fun. The elk are beautiful!
-Tammy