The next day we spent driving back east to Estes Park from our campground in the western part of RMNP. We had seen two bull moose the day before, but from such a distance to be uninteresting in photos. So imagine our surprise when we saw a mother moose and her baby calmly munching willow leaves not more than twenty feet from the road.
At least, they seemed calm. You’d think the mother would be more protective of her young, what with about fifty excited humans taking pictures so close by, but, as R said, maybe she’s a nervous eater.
But when her young wandered a little too far from her…
she was quick to follow.
Though the day was all about animal spotting, I also made sure to point out the picture-perfect examples of geology, such as this meandering river.
We stayed at the KOA campground in Estes Park, which was much nicer than the one at Mary’s Lake.
And that was the end of our visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. From there we started to make our way to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.