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Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Slightly Crowded Osha

Half-and-Half
It was "up early and up the mountain" for Dr. K, Becca and I this morning as we hauled our carcasses to the Osha Trail for a post-Independence Day hike.  We were fairly certain we'd run into other outdoor enthusiasts on one of our favorite trails, and we were not mistaken.  It wasn't as crowded as it might have been, however, and we only ran into about ten or twelve people, one group with four or five really small kids.  After our trek we drove into the village of Cloudcroft to dump a bag of garbage and to stop at Family Dollar to pick up a few supplies.  The store was quite crowded for a Thursday morning, but that might have had something to do with folks lingering in the high country after the July 4th holiday.
Morning in the Sacramento Mountains

Becca's morning constitutional

Easy living

Waiting for her buds to show

Where are they?

Sacramento Moon

Part of the Osha Trail

Mexican Canyon trestle

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Same hummer

Interesting trees

Come!

Atta-girl

I'm going with "Satyr Comma"

The same Satyr Commas

More interesting trees

That's the Osha Trail for you

Impediment

Looks worse than it is

Sunshine across the trail

Sacramento Mountains Checkerspots

Young Aspens

Some type of sunflower?

In the meadow

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That photo of the Sacramento Mountain Checkerspot butterflies is amazing, Packrat. One of your all-time best. The ones of the hummingbirds aren't bad, either.

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