Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park

On Tuesday, I took a leisurely hike up Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. The weather was beautiful – just a light jacket. I could see smoke from the Fern Lake fire. After I started down the mountain, it really blew up, there was smoke way up. What would Deer Mountain be without deer. Just as I got back to the trail head, there was a big bull elk just grazing away. I got pretty close to him.

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