My wife and I like to go hiking on the weekends and this was a good one, because in the US, we’re having a heat wave. Even at 5000 feet where we live, it got over 100 degrees F (37.8c) a few times this week. So, it’s nice to head up to even higher elevations and then it gets a lot cooler. I think it was probably 75 degrees at the summit of Flattop elevation 12,324’ or 3756 meters. There was even still some snow around to which is always exciting. In this shot, is a close-up of the water at the bottom, which has got to be chilly!
Anyway, Elk don’t like the heat and when we got up there, we saw some. We got a pretty good picture of one and it makes me feel good for some reason, that even in this day and age, a creature this large can survive in the wild.
But, in this picture, you can see from the summit, Grand lake on the other side of the continental divide in the background, which is another 13 miles away. :
There are also some more shots from the hike, that some of you may enjoy looking at, just click on the next and/or previous. The animal that looks like a big squirrel or something, is called a Marmot.