The weather at high altitude can be quite unpredictable and change with short notice. Such was the case this day in early September in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Bright sun and relatively mild temperatures started things off but soon clouds rolled in and a steady rain shower developed. Finding myself a good ways from my truck, I beat a hasty retreat along a well-traveled trail.
Much to my surprise – and pleasure – I came across a very large bull Moose wading in South St Vrain Creek. I was a bit concerned about my camera gear getting too wet but the opportunity was not one I was going to miss.
As the rain fell I set myself up under the thickest canopy of pine trees I could find while maintaining a view and began taking pictures. The Moose largely ignored me, continuing to drink from the creek. When all was said and done, I was pretty wet but there is little doubt it was well worth it.