Category Archives: Mammals

Loveland Pass

I drove the two hours to Loveland Pass west of Denver to look for White-tailed Ptarmigan, which have been seen there consistently throughout this year. I arrived a bit after 8:00 am and spent five hours hiking around at 11,900 … Continue reading

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St. Elmo

St. Elmo is a ghost town in the Sawatch Range about two hours west of our house. The road that leads to it passes through the Chalk Cliffs along Chalk Creek. The town was established in 1880 when silver was … Continue reading

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Wild Basin and Trail Ridge Road

Black Swifts were reported from the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park. I took a Wednesday off work and drove up early. Wild Basin is in the southeast corner of the park, reached by a rutted dirt road. … Continue reading

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Loveland Pass and Pizza

On Saturday we went in search of adventure. We drove the chaos of I-70 west of Denver to Loveland and then cut up to Loveland Pass. It was crowded. We grabbed one of the last parking spaces along the road … Continue reading

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