Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Alluvial Fan and the Abert's Squirrel

This long and high cascade was a little off the beaten track in the Rocky Mountain National Park but it was well worth the look. It was a very short hike from the parking area.  There were only a  few other people there enjoying the sight when we were there, but it was fairly early in the morning.

This lovely wildflower was blooming right beside this torrent of water.

It was here that we saw an Abert's squirrel and, conveniently enough, this sign to identify it for us. The one we saw was solid black, but those ear tufts are very noticeable.

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