Day 5 found us kid free for a bit as the kids headed off to a playground with Nana and Papa. So the wife and I had some time to hike a bit further than we usually can with kids strapped to our backs. So we grabbed a quick breakfast and ran up to the town of Grand Lake to grab some sunrise photos:
We continued on to the historic site again where there was a large herd of Elk bedded down in the valley. My wife nearly inadvertently had close encounter with an Elk as we wandered around a bit. Even though we started out several acres away from the herd, two bucks started going at it, the less dominant one deiced to turn and burn which put him on a collision course with my wife. Thankfully he saw her before things got intense and stopped short about 30 feet from her.
So you can see the trail in the background of the above photo, that dude had cut us off during his flight. We wound up just kind of hanging out until he finished eating and mover further off into the park.
The rest of the day was spent resting at the condo.