I’ve always found this little guy to be inspirational. Nonchalantly running along the cliff, with certain death one slip away. Fearless.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, Bryce Canyon NP, 2008.

Another photo that really speaks to me. The solitude, the rushing water, the driftwood in the foreground complemented by the trees in the background.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

Beautiful stream. I had so much fun climbing around on the rocks and splashing through the stream to line up shots.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

This coyote scampered across the road right in front of us. I was lucky to have my camera out and ready, he was fast!

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

Looking east from Rainbow Curve.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

The view looking north from Alpine, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

Looking west to the Never Summer Mountains.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

We poured a big puddle of water here and watched it run in both directions. 

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

Beautiful.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

Another gorgeous national park. Entering from the west, the side most people don’t see.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

Yellowstone River.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

He started moving closer to us, not threateningly, but we gave him his space after one last photo. His antlers were a good five feet across and he stood a good six feet tall at the shoulder.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

Ran across this fellow later on in our evening hike. It’s astounding how big moose actually are.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

Foraging for an evening meal.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.

The Grand Tetons, viewed from the air above Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

These were taken during late July, and there is still snow on the peaks.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2010.