High country summer - Part II July 31, 2013 More photos from summer in the Rocky Mountains. The view back towards Forest Canyon and Trail Ridge Rd. from the summit of Mt. Ida. Mills Lake, Glacier Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park. A Bighorn ram forages above the tree line. A creamy lump of quartz sits among the boulders near Mt. Ida. Panorama from the top of Twin Sisters Peak. Mt. Meeker and Long's Peak at left, Estes Park at right. Equipment from the abandoned Eugenia Mine, on the way to Estes Cone. An Elk bull looks down on the tree line. Panoramic view from the top of Estes Cone. Rt. 7 below left, and Mt. Meeker and Long's Peak at center. Longhorn beetle. Hatchling praying mantis on a young pine cone. These cicadas use their wings to make a distinct snapping or clacking sound high in the trees. Some moth species fake death by extending their abdominal segments and wings, revealing brightly-colored areas, and remaining motionless. Looking west towards the Continental Divide from near the summit of Twin Sisters. Wild rose in bloom. Indian paintbrush. The Colorado State Flower, Columbine. New fruit on a conifer. Painted sky at sunrise. Young black bear on the trail. Columbine blossoms in blue and white. A glimpse of Emerald Lake from the Flattop Mountain trail.