Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I took the afternoon off at the gallery yesterday to do a little hiking and found myself dropping [sliding is more the term for it as the warm temperatures had melted the snow to the point it was pure mud underfoot]into a little canyon of Black Rock Creek west of the continental divide. It took a little scrambling over steep l=slopes and willows and was surprised when I came upon a well traveled game trail that crossed the creek at this point. Many of the areas wildlife have used this as a crossing point. I was able to identify elk, deer, moose, a coyote, a wolf and a Grizzly in the melting snow. Looking at the lay of the land it is obvious just why this crossing would be so.