I decided to take my one day off today to head up to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is only about 30 minutes from me, so I visit there often to hike, camp, take pics and ride my motorcycles. This park is a MUST SEE for anyone who visits the area. These few photos are just a very small sample of the views and vistas that this great park offers. Today I only ventured on the main roads, only hiking short distances off the various pullouts and trail heads in the Beaver Meadows, Moraine Park and Lawn Lake areas. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the park that offer even better scenery and wildlife opportunities (a few hundred miles worth). Then there is the backcountry that takes a couple of day of camping to get into. Well enough blather, on with the photos! On most of these pictures, I used the kit DAL 18-55mm lens. I only used the Sigma 75-200 lens for the rutting elk shots. These pics look a lot better full size, but I don't have any photo hosting area that lets me upload them full size. Also, it was pretty overcast most of the day so alot of the pictures are not as good as the could have been. These first three are in the Moraine Park area Beaver Meadows Area. You can see an elk herd in this picture and the one above. This one is heading over to the Lawn Lake trailhead This is a small portion of Alluvial Falls, a very short (~1/10 mile) hike from the trailhead. This whole are was carved out in a few minutes when the earthen dam broke at Lawn Lake, about 8 miles upstream back in the early '80s. There was a huge flood that killed a few campers and washed out parts of Estes Park. When heading out of the park, I came upon a herd of about 100 elk. They were mostly cows with a few juvenile bull elk in this herd. The larger bull elk could be heard bugling throughout the area. I got a few shots of the juvenile elk sparing. These were shot with my pawn shop Sigma 75-200mm at about 150mm. The elk were about 100 feet in front of me. Well, that's it for now. If you ever have the chance, be sure to drop by RMNP, I'm sure you won't be disappointed .