One day in July I rode Starvation Creek and took I think some decent pictures:
Just before I hauled out the camera that day, I was up on the ridge before dropping into the Starvation Creek canyon when a bull elk in velvet trotted across the road in front of me. I thought, "those guys hang out together during summer before the rut starts." I could have gotten the camera out then in anticipation of seeing this guy's buds. Sure enough 45 seconds later two bulls in velvet came from the same area the first one was, and one was a whopper. Opportunity lost.
I had many great days like this, and one very memorable day hiking and gawking near Crested Butte (Schofield Townsite) with Kathy and her folks. Here from the summit of West Maroon Pass:
Looking toward Schofield from West Maroon Pass
Looking toward Snowmass from West Maroon Pass
It's been a good summer. Now on to ushering it out by finishing the Vapor Trail 125.