On this trip west I returned to a NFS campground in Colorado that I first visited in August 2017.The election is about 9300′ so it was very pleasant after the extreme heat to get there. There are some interesting birds there,including the Western Tanager and Stellar Jay. Both photos were taken through the trailer window so not the best. I even saw a bit of wildlife in the form of numerous chipmunks and a marmot.
The goal was to get to the Tetons and it’s wonderful to be back here. The first night was very clear so the pull of the night sky won out. What a spectacular view of the Milky Way.
Two morning later when I got the dogs out I looked across the main drive and there was a bull moose grazing on the willows! He kept looking off a ways so I thought there might be another moose around. Sure enough, there was a cow.
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You know what they say about real estate, it’s all about location?! Well, this little RV park has it! Basic parking lot camping bu
t only 1 mile from the first ponds inside Bosque del Apache NWR. Quite a few Sandhill Cranes at the first pond when I got there at dawn. As it got lighter they started taking flight.
A little bit later the sun was on them and
the mountains in the distance.
As the sun got a bit higher I went into the refuge to the loop drive and found some Snow Geese.
That evening I returned to the pond and with the cranes’ sounds as a bit of background the Milky Way was in view.