It is possible to see wildlife in this area in both the summer and winter. During our snowshoe trek in February, we saw the two young birds in the accompanying photo. It was at quite a distance, & I only had my point-and-shoot, so the picture quality isn't the greatest for this type of shot, but if you look closely, you can see the young, white birds in the snow.
In the other photo, you can see the tracks of a small animal in the snow. Then it looks like the animal jumped over a small gully, tried to avoid something, was involved in some kind of struggle... then the tracks disappear.