The first day of our Snowy Range adventure was overcast and rainy, but day two was sunny and gorgeous. I just LOVE driving around out here, on roads where you may not see another person for days. We didn't spot any elk, but I did see my first grouse in person. It didn't want to be photographed, however.
Also - fun fact - the fence in the second image was explained by a sign (as it was in the middle of nowhere, and on public land). It was part of a Forest Service snow fence experiment, erected in the 1970s. I'm not sure anyone has touched it since then.