Redwood Trails at Stone Lagoon
Trip Start Jan 01, 2007
116Trip End Dec 31, 2007
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Sure enough, we woke up this morning to a herd of forty Roosevelt Elk right across the driveway from where we're parked! They're really interesting to watch, and move more gracefully than you'd expect from their almost 2,000 pound frames! I took quite a few still pictures, and some video, too - because we both found it interesting how slowly and easily (almost imperceptibly!)they rose and lay down again, by bending or straightening their front legs. Almost all of this herd appears to be females and young ones - yearlings at most. About five miles down the road, we saw a group of a half dozen or so that were all bulls.
At one point, when tourists and swallows seemed to be bothering them, several of them ran and jumped, spinning around, but otherwise, they did't move around much
The Redwoods are amazing - of course, I had to shoot a couple hundred pictures of them, too!
P.S. I spent over 3 hours trying upload the videos of the elk to this entry, but we're not in a broadband connection area, and the website signed me off just as the upload was finishing - so, only still pictures will be attached to this entry...darn!