The day we hiked the Lulu City trail it had rained heavily the night before, giving everything a fresh, glistening, drippy, rain forest feel in the morning light and the animals were out in force.
|Just minutes into the trail we encountered a deer, setting our expectations high!|
|In the morning a good place to find grazing moose is right along the edge of a meadow.|
The bonus here was the baby moose behind the tree!
|Close up of the cute baby moose!|
|This was the first time we had seen a young marmot, along with an adult.|
|There is very, very little left of the mining town of Lulu City,|
but it sat along the banks of this branch of the Colorado River.
|One of many meadows among these foothills of Rocky Mountain National Park.|
Another day we hiked the Onahu Creek and Green Mountain trails. This 8 mile loop took us gently up and over the hillside through open lodgepole pine forest, along Onahu Creek, and alongside Big Meadow. Though we heard of moose sightings from other hikers along the trail, we never saw any ourselves on this day.
|Lovely Onahu Creek.|
|Fungus among us.|
|At one time the occupants of this cabin had a spectacular view.|