Laramie River Road angles north from US Highway 14 towards Wyoming. To reach this road, you travel westward up the Poudre Canyon, passing alongside the picturesque Cache la Poudre River. Near Chambers Lake, the Laramie River Road is on the right. This unpaved road skirts the eastern edge of the Rawah Wilderness. I have traveled this road many times, and each visit has been different. In the spring, wildflowers are found alongside the road in abundance. In the fall, turning leaves of aspen brighten the hillsides. In the meadows, creek bottoms, and small ponds, moose are often spotted among the willows. In the summer, almost every campsite is occupied by families enjoying the Colorado environment. Although the road is closed in the winter due to heavy snow, the road is a favorite avenue for snowmobiles and cross-country skiers. On a fall day, I traveled up the Laramie River Road to see if the aspen were turning color, and was rewarded with a great show. As a bonus, a young bull moose, with spike antlers instead of the familiar paddle of a mature bull, was traversing a meadow alongside the road. He had recently shed the velvet from his antlers, as evidenced by the red tinge on one antler. I watched and photographed him as he crossed the meadow, angling toward the road where I parked, and he passed within a few feet of my car on his way up the Laramie River Road.