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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

Cub Lake‏

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments

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Sharon and I hiked to Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park this morning. This was my first trip to the park this year and, I think, Sharon’s too.

Cub Lake and the Rockies

Cub Lake and the Rockies

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The lake is only 2.3 miles up an easy trail from the trailhead. But I had low energy today, probably from trying too hard to get back to weighing what I did before I started all my trips and eating out early this year. So we went back the way we came for a 4.6 mile round trip.

We didn’t expect to see may bird in this heavily forested area. We were there mostly to get exercise and get out in nature.

But were are a good team of birders. Sharon spotted the birds high in the trees and identified them while I took their photos with my 400mm zoom lens.

A Hairy Woodpecker

A Hairy Woodpecker

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A Western Tanager

A Western Tanager

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Some flowers were just coming into bloom on this early summer day.

A Spot of Sun Illuminated this Young Plant

A Spot of Sun Illuminated this Young Plant

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I spotted one of my favorite flowers, one of the two orchids that grow in Colorado.

A Coralroot Orchid Plant

A Coralroot Orchid Plant

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A Coralroot Closeup

A Coralroot Closeup

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As we retraced our steps to the trailhead we noticed some elk in the water, perhaps trying to cool off on this warm day.

An Elk Bathes

An Elk Bathes

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