Hello again BCs,
Hope you're continuing to enjoy your Olympic break as much as I am. To bring you up to date, I've spent the last two days in the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. What a place! Snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, alpine tundra, amazing wildlife, a cornucopia of hiking trails and gorgeous vistas around every bend of the Trail Ridge Road. Here I am straddling the Continental Divide at one stop along the road.
As for the amazing wildlife, yesterday, among other things, I spotted dozens of enormous elk grazing above the treeline. When you see elk in their natural habitat, you realize these are very large, very impressive . . . not to mention very dangerous animals. The Rangers warn park visitors to stay on the trails and never, ever get close to the elk or the other wild animals. Great advice!
Of course, some tourists ignore the advice of the Rangers and get up close and personal with the wildlife despite the risk. I'm sure the BCs agree with me that park visitors should always behave responsibly while enjoying our incredible National Parks. I'm looking forward to seeing a couple more of our wonderful parks before I return home. So with a long travel day tomorrow, I better sign off for now.Photo Credits: Traveling Panda Photos, Inc.