One of the things I love about Evergreen are the elk.
Usually we see them roaming around downtown, stopping traffic as a herd ambles across the road.
They are so prevalent that locals take no notice of them as they drive by, yet are aware enough of their presence that if one steps on the road, traffic in both directions quickly comes to a stop and no one actually beeps a horn as they wait for the elk to cross.
But up here on the side of the mountain where I've been living for the past six months, elk sitings are pretty rare. Deer, we see all the time. Elk...not so much.
Which is why it was such a thrill to wake up this morning and look out my window and see a herd of elk grazing below.