Take a look at this guy:
Mr. Moose was strolling through a meadow when we passed by. Once again, I shot the picture through the car window. Moose are always dangerous..but isn't he magnificent?
Mrs. Moose was working a tasty patch just up the road.
RMNP is also home to bear and mountain lion, I'm told. I haven't seen any, but I haven't gotten too far off the beaten path there, either. My assumption is that they will keep their own company so long as I keep mine. Sounds fair.
On previous visits, I followed trails to beautiful lakes. Other hikers went deeper into the mountains with back packs. The park, hundreds of square miles of it, is a great place to wander and explore..so long as you mind your manners around the permanent residents.
Delicate. Beautiful, but touchy.