This morning, I got up early to feed because there is a special schedule this morning. Filling the thermos with coffee and hiking to the rim.
The Delores River isn’t far from here and with the recent rains, we won’t be able to drive all the way in. Cody says when we get to the first mud puddle…stop. She speaks from experience, those roads are not to be traveled when wet. Sticky and soft, they will swallow my Toyota and no one will ever see me again…or I’ll have to walk back to Buffalo Woman Ranch, one or the other.
So, I’m taking a guest of the ranch out to see the drop off down to the river. The rock ledges stick out far enough to sit down and look over the edge. This canyon is gorgeous and I’m looking forward to sharing it with someone who has never seen it.
Sure enough, we reach the first mud puddle, park way over on the side of the road in case someone else wants to keep going and give ‘er a go…then we start walking.
Pretty soon, this is what we see.
Well, maybe that’s the only one…
Okay, wait a minute. Looks like that creature is going the same way we are. Could we be following a bear?
Thankfully, this is all we saw at the end of the road.
That and a lot of these.