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The 100 Peaks Blog Turns 6 - A Wildlife Photo Collection

The 100 Peaks Blog Turns 6 - A Wildlife Photo Collection

Moose in Big Springs, Idaho
Moose in Big Springs, Idaho

It was 6 years ago on June 24th that I posted my first hike, to Iron Mountain. Since then, I've been a lot of interesting places and have seen a lot of interesting things. I normally do a photograph collection on these anniversaries, and this one is no different. I've decided to share my photos of the varied wildlife I have seen since I started this blog. The exposure to wildlife is one of the amazing parts of getting outdoors that is often overlooked. And it is often one of the reasons why I hike alone.

You might notice that many of these encounters were in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It's one of the best places in San Diego to see wildlife, in my opinion.

Enjoy, and thank you so much for reading.

Deer

Deer in Yosemite National Park
Deer in Yosemite National Park
Deer near Combs Peak
Deer near Combs Peak
Deer near Convict Lake
Deer near Convict Lake
Deer on the way to Stonewall Peak, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Deer on the way to Stonewall Peak, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Peeking Deer near Reyes Peak-2
Peeking Deer near Reyes Peak-2

Elk

Elk near the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park
Elk near the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park
Bugling Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park
Bugling Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

Birds

Roadrunner on Fortuna Mountain
Roadrunner on Fortuna Mountain
Turkeys near Green Valley, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Turkeys near Green Valley, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Woodpecker near Paso Picacho, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Woodpecker near Paso Picacho, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Quail on Cowles Mountain
Quail on Cowles Mountain

Foxes

Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park
Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park
A fox in the tree, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego
A fox in the tree, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego

Rattlesnakes

Juvenile Rattlesnake on Arlington Peak, Santa Barbara
Juvenile Rattlesnake on Arlington Peak, Santa Barbara
Large rattlesnake on the El Cajon Mountain Trail
Large rattlesnake on the El Cajon Mountain Trail
Rattlesnake on the Kwaay Paay Trail, Mission Trails Regional Park
Rattlesnake on the Kwaay Paay Trail, Mission Trails Regional Park
Rattlesnake near Rancho Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
Rattlesnake near Rancho Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

Sheep and Goats

Mountain Goat Kid above Chicago Basin, Colorado
Mountain Goat Kid above Chicago Basin, Colorado
Mountain Goat at Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park
Mountain Goat at Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park
Big Horn Sheep on the way to Wheeler Peak, New Mexico
Big Horn Sheep on the way to Wheeler Peak, New Mexico
Big Horn Sheep in the White Mountains, California
Big Horn Sheep in the White Mountains, California

Horned Lizards

Horned Lizard in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Horned Lizard in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Horned Lizard near Combs Peak
Horned Lizard near Combs Peak
Horned Lizard above Clevenger Canyon
Horned Lizard above Clevenger Canyon

Other

Campito, the lone wild horse of the White Mountains
Campito, the lone wild horse of the White Mountains
Bison, Yellowstone National Park
Bison, Yellowstone National Park
Green Sea Turtle on The Big Island
Green Sea Turtle on The Big Island
Muskrat swimming in Big Springs, Idaho
Muskrat swimming in Big Springs, Idaho
Marmot on the way to Windom Peak, Colorado
Marmot on the way to Windom Peak, Colorado
Sequoia National Park - Where my love of the outdoors began

Sequoia National Park - Where my love of the outdoors began

Not Every Adventure Needs to be Epic

Not Every Adventure Needs to be Epic