We had high hopes to see some some wildlife along our route to Wilcox Pass. For the most part, the big animals were invisible, but, we were quite surprised to see this young bull moose from the road. We pulled over for the photo op and he stood there briefly looking at me, as I stood there looking at him. Eventually, he shuffled off for a bit more privacy.
On starting our hike up from the trailhead, we saw a snowshoe hare caught between winter white and summer brown. He eluded my attempts to take a photo. My son says I must be losing my edge.
We could hear the chirps of the mountain rodents on our way up, but never caught sight of them. We did catch this stealthy bird sneaking around through the dead grass tufts.
Finally near the top, the rodent chirps grew louder and the ground squirrels came out to see who was harshing their mellow. They looked like they had survived the winter quite well.