Above is one of the meadows that provide a view of where the elk males leave the cover of the woods to fight with each other and begin their fall harem. We saw nothing but the familiar and beautiful goldenrod.
We did take a small hike the following day and saw some more fall color and a small wide lake area where boats awaited the weekend fishermen and fisher women.
And the ancient spirits of former elk still haunted us.
It is a lovely and vast area and we just touched a small portion and will return in the future with better focus and energy.