I never tire of this view.
Check out this ridiculous burl growing on this live oak. Its the size of a small car!
Just as I was about step foreword I thought I saw something moving. It was a western rattle snake. I remember hearing Neil deGrasse Tyson say during an episode of Cosmos that humans were gifted with a keen ability to recognize patterns. This was one of those moments I was very thankful for that ability!
Here are a few perspectives of a neat rock formation that is near Bug Creek Buttes. These reminded me of the some of the strange sandstone formations that you see on in and around the Eaton Roughs area.
This pano tuned out great, looking out into the greater Mad River watershed.
Last year I identified a active goshawk nest, although their breeding attempt was unsuccessful. This year however they fledged two chicks. Here is one of the little killers at about 8 weeks old.
A view of the backside of Board Camp Mountain.
I often stop at river spots on the way home from work to wash off the dust, sweat, and poison oak. This day, the circus was in town near Maple Creek. What was impressive about this kids walk was the fairly strong breeze coming up the Mad River.