As with flowers, there is a lot of wildlife up on the mountain trails. The deer were most elusive. We saw two sneaking through the trees up on the mountain, but they did not stick around long enough for photos. These two shots were taken up at Sunshine Village (look close at the first one—yes deer do go poop in the woods).
Mountain goats, up along the Hill from Hell
Mountain sheep on our way out of the ski area
Squirrels of every sort and degree of cuteness.
Mountain Pikas with that ear splitting call along the path, but so cute. This one posed for me like a pro.
All along the trail, we saw plenty of bear sign – dig sites, wallows and scat, but no bears….that is until our last day and only when we were very close to the Sunshine Village Resort. Right in front of us (100+ meters away, thank goodness) three grizzlies warily crossed the trail.