On my first full day in Colorado, Tyson and Jen took me to Turquoise Lake, part of the San Isabel National Forest. Luckily temperatures were relatively cool, because I was still adjusting to the altitude, and even 2 miles seemed like more than enough.
We didn’t spot anything rare, but it was exciting seeing birds and animals I don’t usually see. Logan
insisted that we explore the full nature trail, and I’ll have to admit that I learned a lot from doing so.
On our first walk-through Logan and I spotted a Hairy Woodpecker.
We noticed a considerable number of chipmunks
and elusive Red Squirrels, a variety I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.
but the shot of the day, if not the year, had to be this one of a Pine Martin that Jen spotted
It’s certainly not a great shot because I never could get a good head shot, but it was still a thrill seeing one. Great way to start a week-long vacation.