Due to heavy ice on a highway bridge in the Coastal Mountains, I was turned back from my planned hike at Sandstone Lake.
As a backup plan, I drove to the Jewell area to see if some Roosevelt elk could be found.
The magnificent animals can typically be spotted in the protected wildlife area. But, I decided to do some hiking nearby.
Sure enough, I found a small herd feeding in an open meadow. They’re always a fine sight to see.