|Just getting started on the Osha Trail|
We were also entertained by an acrobatic Red Squirrel who dazzled us with his gymnastics, dancing across narrow branches over the trail while we laughed at his antics. When he grew tired of our presence he let us know in no uncertain terms, barking loudly and even approaching within ten or fifteen feet before disappearing into the denser forest nearby.
And then--to make our trek even better--we heard, and then saw, a gorgeous male Hairy Woodpecker working diligently on a downed tree trunk to get his breakfast.
When our outing was over we drove into the village and did a little shopping at Family Dollar, buying a few gallons of water, a pack of small drinking waters, two cans of soup, and a few sundry items. Then we headed back down the mountain to our high elevation residence.
|Looking down across the Mexican Canyon Trestle|
|This and all following of color are taken along the Osha Trail|
|Narrow section of the Osha Trail|
|This and the next 2: acrobatic Red Squirrel|
|This and the next 2: Hairy Woodpecker|
|This and the next: looking across to White Sands|
|Homey, our Chipmunk pal|
|Eating berries in our yard|