December (and the late November) is Big Horn Sheep rut time around Estes Park. Like most other hooved wildlife, the rut season can be very exciting to observe. Generally, the most exciting thing to watch is surprisingly not the largest males. It's the medium sized guys (the ones who don't get the girl) that provide the best show. These poor losers have a lot of extra time on their hands, and a lot of extra testosterone! So, they often take out their hormone driven aggresion on each other by smashing their heads together. To see and hear the crash of two of these horned beasts is just as good as 4th of July fireworks.
Guest Blogger: Jared Gricoskie of Yellow Wood Guiding. Find out about the many guided tours offered by Yellow Wood Guiding here.
Our featured lodge this month is Castle Mountain Lodge on Fall River. CML, as it's known by its repeat guests, is famous for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere and well-kept grounds. Wildlife frequently wanders through CML's property, and you can either fish or pull up a chair and relax along the river. With private spa cabins, 1,2, and 3 bedroom cottages and suites, and standard rooms, there’s something for everyone. Like the old adage says, "a picture is worth more than a thousand words" ---watch this professionally produced 6 minute video to imagine what your Rocky Mountain National Park vacation will be like with a stay at Castle Mountain Lodge. http://www.youtube.com/user/CastleMountainLodge