July 12, 2014 · Rocky Mountain National Park
Tonahutu Trail is on the Grand Lake side of RMNP, it is an easy trail, it skirts Big Meadows which was very lush and florescent green. The thing that stands out the most on this trail is the beetle kill, it's epic in scale on this side of the park. When the wind blows you can hear the dead trees knocking against each other, giving off an eerie sound that echoes throughout the forest.
There is an oxbow river that meanders through Big Meadows, this is Moose country, I did see several Moose. The Bull Moose had velvet on their antlers and looked very healthy. There is also evidence of old homesteading before the park got its National Park designation; an interesting past.