Turquoise Lake, Colorado

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

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.

Hairy Woodpecker

We noticed a considerable number of chipmunks

Chipmunk

and elusive Red Squirrels, a variety I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.

Red Squirrel

but the shot of the day, if not the year, had to be this one of a Pine Martin that Jen spotted

Pine Marten

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.

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