Everyone knows that Wyoming, the Cowboy State, has more cows than people. Some Wyoming cows are dairy but most are beef. Many Wyoming cows aren’t actually cows at all, but cow elk, like these beauties that Zach and his girlfriend, Anna, saw two days ago in an extremely remote area called the Needles.
At one point in their trek, Zach smelled a dead elk. They’d seen fresh mountain lion tracks in the snow, so he knew better than to follow his nose to investigate the scene of the crime. I’m no elk expert, but I’d guess that the presence of lions probably explains why these cows were hanging out above treeline, where even lions can’t hide!
“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.” –PSALM 34:10