I spent my summers at my grandparents’ cabin in Estes Park, literally next door to Rocky Mountain National Park. We had a view of Longs Peak across the valley and the giant rock beaver who, my granddad told me, was forever climbing toward the summit of the mountain. We awoke to mule deer peering in the windows and hummingbirds buzzing around the red-trimmed feeders; spent the days chasing chipmunks across the boulders of Deer Mountain and the nights listening to coyotes howling in the dark.  Mary Taylor Young, The Guide to Colorado Mammals

20130826_3426Photo John Baumann

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  1. Barbara Estinson says:

    John’s photo is so cute! The quote brought back a memory. Long ago, we visited Rocky Mountain National Park. The little woodchucks (or whatever they are called) were running around everywhere. This picture could well have been taken there.

    • Sandy says:

      I have never been to Rocky Mountain National Park. I had a chipmunk picture to use today that John took at Crater Lake but then I had trouble finding it in the moment so used this one that I think is either Crater Lake or Glacier. I thought this one is so cute so I left it after I found the other one.

  2. Jesse says:

    Hey this chipmunk is staring at me! 🙂

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