Wednesday, July 30, 2008
If You're Leaving...
We're leaving too!
Earlier this week we took our usual loop walk and came upon the biggest elk herd we'd ever seen up here. Determined not to upset them, we double backed on our route and wandered around on the rim of the mesa top, as far as we could get from them. And just as we were getting to the fence we have to wiggle under to get home, there was a whole other herd of elk jammed up against the very fence. The babies were going through the middle of the barbed wire fence, the same way Molly does. That's a baby in the picture above. You don't get a sense of the large herd size which was just flowing over the fence.
Since that day we haven't seen them at all, haven't seen any elk-- or moose-- or bear. We're leaving (on schedule) tomorrow at dawn to head back to Northridge. We hate to leave this place and hope to return in September. But Jon may have some work.