May 26, 2011

Walk on the Wild Side

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.

21 comments:

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  2. It looks very breezy on top! Daisy is such a good companion.

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  3. It looks very breezy! I love the picture of Daisy with the leg - I'm sure she really enjoyed chewing that.

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  4. Daisy with the deer leg is so cool. She has that look of a little child who just found a treasure. "Can I keep it, please?"

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  5. It looks like Daisy really enjoyed that hike and her souvenir!

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  6. I hope you and Steve enjoyed the hike as much as Daisy did. I'm not sure about her 'treat', but she definitely enjoyed that patch of snow.

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  7. oh Daisy that reminds me of the first time my son went deer hunting...he was 7...he brought back a deer leg...well we didn't know it until the end of the day he took it to school for show and tell...he taped up the end with electrical tape so it wouldn't gross out the girls...thank goodness he had a understanding teacher...

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  8. I love the look on Daisy's face as she stands on the top of the ledge. So priceless. Can't believe she is so happy to find snow! I could have sent her a ton less than a month ago;)))

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  9. For such a sweet lady (dog) that Daisy surely surprised me with the deer foot in her mouth!!!! OY.
    Great views Janie.

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  10. I just love to see Daisy looking so happy and proud of herself.

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  11. I like your new header picture. It's a good thing Daisy was available to ride since you didn't have the horses. It's good she was rewarded with a tasty deer leg.

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  12. Daisy must have a cast-iron stomach! Hang onto your hat, Janie! (Windy here on the coast, too - maybe it's heading toward you.)

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  13. Nice geology up there among the krumholz. And none of us can wear a bigger smile than a dog with a deer leg!

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  14. Beautiful header, Janie. And stunning vistas across your beautiful country. I just LOVE the photos of Daisy all part of the safari. What a darling dog. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for your continued comments on my blog. I am back in EA and hope to blog hop more often again now. Have a great weekend. Blessings. Jo

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  15. Daisy has a lot of fans and I am one of them. she is adorable! Beautiful scenery.

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  16. Looks like you all really enjoyed that hike. Daisy certainly did ---and came home with a special treat.... Wow!!!!

    Beautiful pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. What would a venture be without Daisy?

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  18. Ha, Daisy definitely has just as much fun as you and Steve!

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  19. Ah Daisy's adventures ~ she has so many of them! :)

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  20. I so enjoy seeing the amazing vistas you, Steve and Miss Daisy wander through. Thank you for another wonderful journey, Janie.

    Happy trails,
    Pam

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