This afternoon we went for a family bike ride on a really great trail in our area that used to be railroad tracks. It winds through the mountains and the scenery is spectacular.
It was an unusually hot day for our area (right at 100 degrees) and since we haven't ridden bikes all summer (at least the parents of the family haven't!) we are somewhat out-of-shape... so we only ended up riding about 5 miles. When we got back to the air-conditioned pickup we decided to take the scenic route home over the mountains.
Exploring the back roads is something we love to do as a family activity... and today we had the special treat of seeing a moose!
We had lived in north Idaho for 4 or 5 years before we ever saw a moose, and I can count on one hand the number of times we've seen one since then (we've lived here for over 10 years now), so a moose sighting is always an event!
Fortunately I had my camera and there was a pull out handy, so we got a few snapshots before he ran off splashing down the river.
We decided this one was a male because he had the beginnings of a rack... or, as our younger daughter put it, "a young father"!