Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We saw these gorgeous elk climbing a hill at Woods Lake today. It's a favorite hike for us, but we'd never seen elk there before. The beaver had been busy (it's true, they are) and had done some damming work that flooded the usual trails.
Afterwards we stopped by the Sheriff's office to get hiking passes. With the pass, even if you fall down and require airlift, it doesn't cost anything. Jon fell in the mud today.
We hadn't been to the Sheriff's office before. The office was sort of sanitized and unfriendly. I thought it was queer that they had glossy glamour shots framed on the walls of two women who were murdered in the Telluride area during the last 20 years. One was a famous case, the Uhaul heiress.
We said to the gal at the desk, "This is our first time here." She said, "Be glad you're coming through the front door!"