Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Colorado Series Part Four

Bear Scat! I'm sure that's not very exciting to most of you, but I thought it was kinda cool...I don't see this on the trails in Austin!

This is part of the Apishapa River that runs back behind one of the pastures next to Lynn's house.

A field of post bloom Thistle. I bet this is really beautiful in the Spring.

Lynn and Tim bringing up the rear

Cougar fur? Maybe bear? We found it on the trail during one of our hikes.

Some wild flowers

Colorful Bee

Sisters walking back to the house after a great climb to the top of the ridge

Top of the ridge...coming through the dense brush was interesting

Tim listens intently for any signs of bear or cougar

Forest fungi

Valley View

Thick forest of new growth

Hiking a different day with my mother in law, her friend, and Caitlin

Meadow of thistle

A little perspective. The hill made for a wonderful climb

The beaver that gnawed this tree down seemed to place it in just the right place! We used this tree to get across the stream.

It's hard to tell in the photo, but this is a bear track...hind foot.

The crossing log left by the beaver

Looking into the thick quiet.


trina corina said...

Mmmmm, bear scat! Yummy! Reminds me of good 'ol Steve Irwin and his fascination with animal poop! I'm hoping to see some of this good stuff when we get to NM! I will post pics when I return. We're off on Friday, yea!

pussreboots said...

I have so been enjoying your series of photos.

Ginny said...

LOL I guess showing pictures of animal poop is a little "Steve Irwin" of me. I have pictures of elk poop too if you wanna see it!

I'm really glad you are enjoying the photos pussreboots...there are more to come!

Joe said...

Excellent series of pics!

Sharon said...

Fascinating stuff! And I was there! Well, I didn't go on the hikes, but I can enjoy it all again through your picture series:-) Wonder what it will be like in Winter??? I'm going back up there in Nov. Hope I can get up the roads...

I was wondering, did any of you have a problem with ticks on those hikes??

Ginny said...

I was wondering, did any of you have a problem with ticks on those hikes??

Amazingly no.

Excellent series of pics!

Thanks Jo! Good to see ya! :)
I can't wait to go back to that magical place...

Sharon said...

The picture in this series Part 4 of the wild flowers in the pasture would make a great desktop image!

Thanks for letting me know there wasn't a problem with ticks..I hate ticks!

Ginny said...

Feel free to use the picture for your desktop if you want to.

tina said...

Oooo! I love the colorful bee, might steal that one! Beautiful photo's.