The area around Wild Mountain (northwest of Vernal) features BLM land stretching for miles and miles. We've ridden the horses here before, but this time we checked out conditions on foot.
We climbed a ridge and looked down on lots of wild territory.
The wind was blowing hard. From the permanent bent posture of this Douglas fir, I surmise that the gusts were not unusual.
The cliffs were awesome. Daisy took advantage of her lookout point to scan the valley for deer, elk, bunnies, cows, or any other friends she might joyously greet.
She really liked finding a cool patch of snow.
A stock pond was ideal for a swim.
The real highlight of the trip (for Daisy) was finding this delicious, well-aged deer leg. She looks a bit guilty, probably because she suspects she wasn't supposed to bring it into the truck. It was a little smelly, so we stowed it in the pickup bed. At home, Daisy enjoyed it for her evening backyard treat.