Posts tagged Deer
About 80 miles Northwest of Denver lays Grand Lake, a small town with a population of under 500. Grand Lake was established in 1881 and has an elevation of close to 8500 feet. The town is full of private lakes that give landowners a feeling of peace and seclusion.
Grand Lake is tucked away between parts of the Rocky Mountains. This was my first time at Grand Lake and the thing that stood out most to me was the beauty of being on a boat and feeling at sea level, while you actually sit thousands of feet above buried in the Rockies.
Being surrounded by Snow capped mountains and extremely deep Lakes is only part of the environment. A local resident is used to such animals as Moose, Hummingbirds, Mallards and plenty of Deer and Elk.
Off I-70 exit 256 is a small town that calls itself “Genesee”. Genesee is part of Jefferson County and has almost 4,000 people living in it. Residents often see Deer and Elk on a daily basis but seeing a Black Bear or a Mountain Lion does occasionally happen. The town is too small to have its own police force but does have its own volunteer Fire Department. The town also has its own Swim Team, but the average age of the residents has been going up over the past 25 years.