When I was in Colorado, I had an opportunity to scamper up to Rocky Mountain National Park. As [bad] luck would have it, the lighting was very flat. But I didn’t care. I was in Colorado.
I drove up the road to the continental divide. I was at 11,200 feet and my head was spinning a bit.
It was the end of October. The birds were at lower elevations, the pica and marmots are already hibernating. I did not see elk (wapiti) or bighorn sheep. I did see one very large mule deer, Stellar’s Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Pigmy Nuthatch and a Clark’s Nutcracker.