I’ll get into some details and put up some photos of our workaway situation later, if anyone’s interested. For now, here’s a hike we took yesterday.
Bear Creek Trail parking lot. I thought my cousin’s Prius would be rare in these parts, but here’s one right behind Owen. By the way, that’s a pit bull. No leash and he just came right up to us. OK, he’s 13.5 years old and the owner was nearby telling us he’s friendly. He had a beautiful coat of fur and you could feel how solid he was petting him. I said, “He feels awfully strong.” Owner: “Yeah, he could do some real damage, but he probably won’t.”
Obligatory wildlife shot. This one is just for my Japanese readers who will say, “かわいいい!”. Didn’t see any bears or cougars, but there were dogs aplenty. Saw a black mouth cur, which isn’t a variety of bass, but rather another dog breed, which has a grey mouth and looks like a German shorthaired pointer. Also saw a Goldendoodle for the first time. Both breeds were duly noted in my portable journal, a la Muir.
When we got back to the parking lot, it was full, with cars parked along the road coming in. About 20 to 25 cars. Only two from out of state, and only two Priuses. I think the NY folks were relieved to be able to park next to their eco-conscious, distant coastal cousins. Or maybe they were just halving the odds of getting keyed.