Wild Basin area, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

On July 17, 2008, we hiked on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park in the Wild Basin area.

The first part of the hike was through a forest and along a creek cascading down the mountainside. Unfortunately a number of the trees have already been killed by the bark beetle infestation affecting many areas of the West.

Cascades

Cascades

Columbine

Damage from bark beetles