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Rocky Mountain wildlife

Wow. What a day of wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park. These are just some of the animals we saw.

Bighorn sheep.

Bighorn sheep.

Mama and baby moose. (There were actually twins!)

Mama and baby moose. (There were actually twins!)

This was the second set of mother/calf moose we saw.

Sheep gang hanging out by our van.

Sheep gang hanging out by our van.

Deer.

Deer.

Elk hanging out above the treeline, around 11,500 feet elevation.

Elk hanging out above the treeline, around 11,500 feet elevation.

And of course, running wild and rampant .. the camera toting tourist.

And of course, running wild and rampant .. the camera toting tourist.

We are camped in Loveland. The campground we hoped to get into (non-reservation) in the park was full and Estes Park was a zoo. But, we ended up in an OK campground here so that’s a big relief. It was a long day  but the park was amazing. I had only seen a little bit of it when I was there in 2007 so it was neat to see the rest. I’ll post more photos later.

And, in case you were wondering, the pine beetle has infested the northeast part of the park, but the damage is less obvious in the southwest corner, where there are more fir and spruce trees. The beetle doesn’t eat them.

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