Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Johnson Canyon, 3 Elk, a Badger and a Unique Squirrel

Today we decided to drive toward Lake Louise and check out Johnson Canyon along the way.  The canyon has a 1.5 mile (one way) trail to the upper and lower falls.
The highway to the canyon was practically deserted, but almost anytime you see a car pulled off the road you can be sure that wildlife is nearby.  Such was the case when we saw this elk.  Keep in mind that these animals are in their element and that means I can't always get a perfect photo of them.  Note the velvet on the new antlers.

Next we came cross these two male elks resting less than 15 feet from the side of the road.  They attracted quite a crowd but remained indifferent to us.

More photos from our Johnson Canyon trail hike:

 This moss looked like carpet.
 This little guy had a lot of people taking his photo.

You might ask: where is the badger?  Well he moved way too fast for me to get his photo.  But he was a beauty. 

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