Rocky Mountain National Park

Romantic couple in Rocky Mountain National Park pictured

Note: the photos in this post represent small businesses who have partnered with to provide gifts for our Romance In the Rockies essay contest. Details here. There is something romantic about the mountains. The snowcapped mountains. A secluded log cabin with a fire in the fireplace. Snow-covered trails through the thick, pine forests. Waterfalls frozen

Snowshoe hiker in Rocky Mountain National Park.

After a snowfall, Estes Park resembles a Currier and Ives painting. Holiday lights illuminate freshly fallen snow on the trees along the Big Thompson River. Snow squeaks underfoot. Rocky Mountain National Park is just minutes away. Visit Estes Park and can enjoy the winter outdoors the old-fashioned way on a pair snowshoes or cross country

Mule deer in Rocky Mountain National Park

Imagine a guy walks into a bar and asks all the ladies if anyone is fertile. In the hooved animal world, that is what males, such as mule deer, do during the “Rut” mating season. This Mule Deer  pictured is exposing his Jacobson’s (Vomeronasal) Organ in the roof of his mouth. This is, basically, a