No golfing today in Estes Park

Elk rule in Colorado

(Photo: Rachel Clark)

This was the scene on the Estes Park, Colo., golf course today, but I don’t see many golfers. Apparently playing through was not an option.

Fall is the rutting season for elk, and every year they gather like this in and around Estes Park. It’s a big tourist draw. But for golfers … not so much.

Meanwhile, 75 miles to the south in Evergreen, Colo., a couple of bulls decided to settle their differences in the middle of town. You can hear the bugling and clash of antlers:

Forever chasing webcams

Longs Peak — Ever changing, never changed

It’s said the only constant in life is change. And that includes webcams. They come and go, fail and reappear. As a result, I have to constantly police my Colorado webcam page, trying to keep everything up to date. I also try to check cameras I used to feature that dropped out of sight at some point. I never really know why they disappear. Did the owners get tired of maintaining them? Did they fail and weren’t replaced? Did their URLs change? Your guess is as good as mine.

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