Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Texas/Big Bend: On the Lost Mine Trail

Off to a good start. Child-free area!



One of the many holes in the mountain. Swiss cheese, I tell you. 




She seemed to like the clicking of my camera, she kept looking at me and coming closer when it clicked, then another deer moving uphill spooked her - and she stopped again when my camera clicked some more. So, in this photo she was spooked and running 15 seconds ago. Curious little creature.

We walked up a forested mountainside (above)  only to crest the ridge and see desert on the other side (below), a clean cut line along the ridge. 







And the photo Erik took of the deer that snuck up behind the guy that was telling us about it (and exaggerating about its size):

3 comments:

  1. When we lived in Colorado, I learnt that the best way to protect children (and parents) against mountain lions is to carry the children on the shoulders. The mountain usually don't attack anything much taller than themselves. Seems like a smart strategy to me >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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    1. The common advice is to group together to "one big creature", wave your arms and be loud.

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  2. By the way, the picture second from the top is the current background photo, if you want to see it in its entirety.

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Be nice!