I guess it seems you should always carry a good DSLR with you when you go hiking. I was trying to lighten my load due to the 100 degree temperatures and sure enough, just as we walked into a clearing there was a herd of elk. I've been trying to catch some for a couple of months now and of course, when I finally see some, all I had with me was the Nikon point and shoot.
I zoomed the best I could and then cropped this photo. This bull is just about a quarter the way through growing his new antlers, fuzz and all. Man, I wish I would have had the D300 with the Sigma 150-500mm lens!