|Rocky Mountain National Park|
|Rydbergia--Rocky Mountain Alpine Sunflower|
On the way up, I found some rydbergia plants. This alpine plant is often called old-man-of-the-mountain. It is a variety of Rocky Mountain sunflower. Its yellow flowers were a welcome sight in a landscape of whites, browns and grays. Many of the plants in this are are found only in Alaska, Canada, and Syberia.
This area also has some special wildlife. I was able to catch a photo of the pika which is related to rabbits and hares. This photo also shows another color-green which pops out in the stark background of the tundtra.
|View of the highest elevation in the park.|