On my list of creatures I would expect to see at 12,110 feet, this is not one of them but it sure made for a fun encounter on Saturday!
As I neared the top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, I rounded a corner and found I was sharing the lane with a fox heading toward the top as well. I went around it, found a parking spot, and waited as it got closer, as it continued making its way to a well-known rock formation.
I spent a good bit of time photographing the sly one, getting some great captures including a bunch of closeups. However, it is this wider angle that I almost like the best as it shows the environment, one which you wouldn’t normally find a fox. While the fox is well above timberline, you can see the valley more than 2,000 feet below behind it and some of the still-lingering snow cover on the north faces of the slopes.
You just never know what you are going to find when you #GetOutside!