We just spent a week in the mountains and this photo pretty much sums up what we did. We saw elk everywhere! We were coming through the middle of a thicket of aspens without knowing a herd of elk had begun to cross the meadow below us. When we came into sight, the elk headed back the way they'd come. This one crossed our path. I like it when we're close enough to them, to hear them breathe and the calls they make to each other.
Where we camped, a herd came by our window each morning and they were eating hay with the cattle beside our camper at night. I suppose we saw a hundred or more elk and probably 500 deer over the weekend. I can go to the mountains and be happy with the scenery, but when you have a week like this last one, with all the wildlife, it's better!