Monday, April 28, 2008

A year like this works pretty well for finding wildlife. Snow melt is late and wildlife are at a point where they are bottled up against the snow line waiting for warmer weather which will induce melting that offers them the chance to migrate into the high country. I went out this morning hoping to find some grizzlies north of town. There is a "lot" of snow yet and didn't expect to find this many elk. About 6 miles north of town I ran into the whole north herd. Better than 3,000 head. They were everywhere and I shot many pixs for reference in future paintings. No grizzlies spotted but this herd and watching them sure made the morning jaunt worthwhile. The road is sure in bad shape and will take some real maintenance once the snow melts out.