June 19, 2011
The elk cleared this barb wire fence with ease and surprisingly the Sow hit it in a leap knocking out the top wire. One of the cubs hung up a little going through but with no harm done they were off following mom. At the bottom of the hill was the river and the elk did a U-turn and headed back up hill. The cubs seemed a little winded and dropped out of the chase but without missing a lick-mom was up the steep hillside at full speed. I am impressed with how fast she continued the climb after the long run down the mountainside.