On March 23, we started riding at 7000 feet off of the Taylor Mountain Road north of Vernal. What's that snow-dusted mesa to the west? Yep, it's called Red Mountain. Very imaginative. It's bigger than it looks. What appear to be bushes up top are really large Ponderosa Pine, probably at least 100 years old.
We climbed over hill and valley to 8400 feet, where we encountered snow drifts and soggy ground.
What's that hiding in the shadows?
A small herd of deer were resting in the shade. When we got closer, they spooked and leaped through the sage and over a hill. Daisy smelled them, but they were way too fast for her.