Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our wether has once again turned abnormally warm with a lot of melting going on even at high elevations.
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.

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