Wild turkeys in Rocky Mountain National Park
Deer just down the road from where we were staying
Elk on the road to town
Never tire of the mountains. When given the choice of beach or mountains - it is mountains for me.
Not a great picture of Tito, but love the sun on the river
We saw these piles in RMNP. At first we thought it might be a Boy Scout project - building a winter shelter, but they were all over. Tito thought they would make great ski jumps when the snow got deeper. We both said maybe they were alien pods like in Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
We asked the ranger at the entry and he said "Do you want the real answer or the fun answer?" We told him we wanted the fun one to see if it was anything like ours. He told us they were building tepee shelters to be able to reintroduce the Utes back into the park much like they reintroduced trout species.
They are really slash piles from dead wood from the Pine Beetle kill and undergrowth that has been cleared. They are waiting for sustained periods of cold enough weather to do controlled burns.
I like the alien pod explanation myself.