Alpine Elevation of the Pleistocene Giants
Long ago, (about 130,000 years) during the cold, harsh Illinoian Ice Age, snow melt filled a glacier hole with water and created a small lake which attracted giant ground sloths, mammoths, mastodons, super size bison, camels and horses.

The giants of the Pleistocene were attracted with the fresh alpine water and drank for tens of thousands of years; preserved to this very day. Scientists think that this lake was what these animals were drawn to; at which the high elevation they were found. Later, as these animals drank, they slowly froze into the alpine mud of this hole from a 9,000 pound glacier atop Snowmass Mountain.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/science/05dig.html?pagewanted=all



Location: Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado Copyright & Photo Credit: ©Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Photo by Rick Wicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/27754327@N07/5146387570/
Location: Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village, Colorado Copyright & Photo Credit: ©Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Photo by Rick Wicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/27754327@N07/5146387570/