Mom and I hit the road this morning, and it didn't take long for nature to make our day. About 40 miles north of my hometown, in the Redwood Nat'l Forest near Orick, CA, there are protected Roosevelt elk roaming around. I had been real disappointed not to see any on my way to my hometown on the 14th. Upon leaving today, however, we saw this bull elk chase a smaller bull elk away from his harem. Then he threw back his head and bugled his victory. The gals were bedded down low in the tall grass in the heavy fog bank.