Chicken coop at the trailhead. Chickens make me laugh. Plus, they are delicious.
From Santa Teresa County Park Wildflowers (03.24.2013)
Wider view of where we saw the coyotes (two still visible in the middle)
From Pacheco State Park, Spikes Peak (03.09.2013)
We spotted a trio of coyotes running up the ridge in the distance.
A newt on the trail. Love these little guys and are always looking our for them underfoot.
From Wilson Peak Loop via Jim Donnelly Trail, Henry Coe (01.05.13)
When we went to bed Mr Wiggles was just hanging out on the nice warm rocks by the campfire pit. He was gone in the morning. Godspeed, Mr Wiggles.
From Woods Wash and Tortoise Shell Mountain (11.17.2012)
I can see the world from up here!
Hm, this looks warm and cozy.
He crawled all over David
This little lizard was hanging out on the fire ring trying to stay warm. David put his hand out and he crawled right on. We named him Mr Wiggles.
David and Mr Wiggles
Mr Wiggles likes the pets
Little froggy who visited us at camp
From Emigrant Wilderness: Bear Lake Backpack (07.16-17.2011)
Momma and baby ducks!
From Traverse City (07.2011)
From Memorial Day in the Eastern Sierra (05.27-31.2011)
Just to the right of the notch is a wild horse. They peeked over the edge, saw us, and turned back to the mesa
Blurry horny toad. This little dude would not sit still for a photo. They are so cute.
From Henry Coe Backcountry Weekend: Jackrabbit Lake and Mustang Peak (04.20-05.01.2011)
Giant antler we found on our way up to Mustang Peak
Wormy that crawled up my foot. Also: ick, dry dirty foot skin.
There were a lot of bass in jackrabbit lake. David caught tons of them but nothing big enough to be worth eating.
This might look like a random picture of trees. And it is. But if you look carefully you might see an elk.
From Lost Valley and Hawksbill Crag, Buffalo National River (04.13.2011)
From Petit Jean State Park (04.12.2011)
Ring necked snake
From Hot Springs Village Trails (04.11.2011)
From Hot Springs National Park (04.10.2011)
That's a hermit crab in a painted shell in a junk shop
Turkey vultures keeping an eye on me. A rather ominous start to the hike.
From Rose Peak from Sunol (03.12.2011)
Rattlesnake on Coyote Peak
From Coyote Peak, Santa Theresa County Park (03.05.2011)
On the last morning everyone headed home but we were able to stay an extra day. So we headed up snow canyon. And yes, saw more burros.
From Lookout City, Defense Mine, Snow Canyon, and Minnietta Mine (11.27-28.2010)
yet another burro. I believe this was the Trip of the Burros
Lonely burro in the canyon below us.
From Telephone Canyon, Zinc Hill, Ophir Mountain, and Back Road to Darwin (11.24-25.2010)
Burros near camp - with snow on their backs. Hee.
From Goldfield, Stateline, and Bullfrog Peak (11.21-22.2010)
Burros in the road getting a drink from the puddle. The truck horn cleared them away quickly.
From The Sump, Monte Cristo Castle, and Silver King Mine (11.19-20.2010)
On our way to camp near Alkali we visited with some locals. I liked this guy with the white nose. The rest of the burros were solid black - haven't seen them with that coloring before.
Baby and momma grouse
From Mineral King Backpack (08.13-16.2010)
Ittttty bitty frog that visited us in camp on Saturday morning.
From Muir Lake, Cottonwood Basin (07.24-25.2010)
From Sword Lake Overnight Backpack, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness (07.17-18.2010)
From Rancheria Falls and LeConte Point (05.08-09.2010)
Why did the newt cross the trail?
Bear tracks (and my foot for scale)
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From Cache Creek Wilson Valley Backpack (05.01-02.2010)
Bear prints (and my foot for scale)