Rocky Mountain National Park Area
July 2006

Below are photos of Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area
taken in July of 2006 by myself and my wife Bridget. The photo of a
Mule Deer below was taken by our 13 year old daughter, Casey.

Photo of Mule Deer Buck taken by our 13 year old daughter, Casey.

All Photos 2006 Darrell E. Spangler, Bridget A. Spangler, Cassandra Funkhouser

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Set 1 - July 19th - Moose Cow and Calf in the Kawuneeche Valley of Rocky Mountain
National Park

Moose calf nursing off of mama Cow watches closely over young Moose calf
Moose calf and cow Cow Moose and young calf

Set 2 - July 22nd - Various spots along CO 43 between Estes Park and Drake.

Red and Duece on bridge over North Fork, east of Glen Haven
Relaxing by the North Fork Aspen Woods
Morning anong the Aspens Fireweed
Rocky Mountain Beeplant (Cleome serrulata) Bees or Flies???

Set 3 - July 22nd - Road trip over to Grand Lake through the Kawuneeche Valley.

Looking west from the Kawuneeche Valley
Mule Deer doe in woods. Kawuneeche Valley
Female Moose in Kawuneeche Valley Moose grazing along Colorado River headwaters in Kawuneeche Valley
Specimen Mountain Never Summer Mountains from Trail Ridge Road
Sleeping giants above treeline Bull Elk grazing on Tundra
Bull Elk lounging under some Aspen trees Impressive Bull Elk at rest
Extensive damage from Pine Bark Beetles Alluvial Fan as seen from Trail Ridge Road
Purple Mountains Majesty Colorful Colorado