Elk Bugling in Town

The elk are out in force this fall for their bugling season. Below is a story of 3 bull elk and more than 30 cows (females) wandering around downtown Estes...

The largest and most imposing of the bull elk started bugling

Bull Elk bugling


And gathering up his harem of cows ...

Bull Elk gathering cows

A fight ensued with two other male bull elk... and the most imposing one won - with a crown of grass on his head!

Bull elk won fight

The other two bull elk were not happy, as they lost all their harems to the big guy.

Two bull elk

And the harem of more than 30 cow elk left the area with the big guy, leaving the two younger bull elk with no cows!

30 Elk cows

Celebrating the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary through Textiles

NPS Centennial Quilt Exhibit


During the month of September the National Park Service is bringing a series of 13 art quilts to Rocky Mountain National Park which were created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NPS. 

The exhibition will be in the Fall River Visitor Center from September 6th through the 25th. The art quilts were created by Fiber Works, a group of textile artists from the Lincoln-Omaha, Nebraska area to celebrate their favorite parks in the entire system.

The parks that inspired their artwork are each receiving the quilts throughout the centennial celebration. The artist who created the RMNP quilt is Marilyn Rembolt.


RMNP Centennial Quilt Big Horn Sheep


The other parks which are represented are the following:


  • Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska
  • Joshua Tree National Park in California
  • Saguaro National Park in Arizona
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia
  • Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota
  • Glacier National Park in Montana
  • Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
  • Everglades National Park in Florida
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in Missouri.  

NPS Centennial Quilt Collage

Quilts represented:  Saguaro NP (Upper left), Mount Rushmore NP (Upper right), Wind Cave NP (Bottom left), Joshua Tree NP (Bottom right)

The entire schedule for this exhibition can be found on the NPS website