|Continental Divide at Milner Pass|
|Elk feeding at Poudre Lake|
Hiking Lake Irene turned out to be most fortuitous! As we looped around the lake to complete the trail we looked up to the surprise view of a life time.
|Can you spot the moose?|
Right in the middle of the trail was a female moose and her calf. This was the first time we had seen a moose anywhere in RMNP.
|Mother moose in foreground, calf in background|
We were warned not to get between a mother moose and her calf so we skirted around the side of her and went through the trees. Using our telephoto lens we were able to capture some amazing photos of the big girl and her sweet baby.
|Happy moose viewing hikers!|