April 2, 2009
Ribbon to the Sky
We're fortunate to live in an area with such vast land and sky. Enlarge the photo above and you'll see a ribbon of trail stretching to the distant ridge tops.
Mischief and I are both wearing orange since this was taken in mid-October of last year, during deer and elk season. The orange was meant to ensure a hunter didn't mistake us for big game. We didn't actually see a hunter or anyone else on this ride, but better safe than sorry.
Below is a photo of a bristlecone pine that grows on one of th0se ridge tops.
If you're interested in more information about bristlecones, we did a blog post on them last fall. Click here to read it and see closer photos of needles and cones.
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." ~John Muir
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