It has been a while since I have done a Moose Monday so here is a two for one deal. 😉
Taken last August, these were two of four bulls all grazing in the same area. The rut was more than a month away at that point so everyone was friendly and nice to each other.
Every year I spend a five day stretch in this area of Arapaho National Forest enjoying the great outdoors, camping and of course seeking out the moose every morning. Sadly, about two months after this picture was taken, the East Troublesome Fire began raging.
It would take six weeks to contain the fire and not until it had scorched 193,812 acres. This area, one of my favorite in all of Colorado, was within the fire boundaries. I don’t know what I will find when I return but I do suspect it will look far different.