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

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

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Comments

  1. says

    Really great you’re doing this, it always inspires me to get out. I think it’s so cool I discovered 100 Peaks from searching Google Earth maps and finding your pictures at all the places I wanted to go. Then later we met up and went hiking together! Glad to have met you Derek, keep it up!

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