Thursday, May 17, 2012

TwoRoose Pass

In this sign, Tworoose is mispelled, or else the map spelling is wrong.  Hard to know.
On the way up, Steve stops to take photos while Boss grabs a snack.
We see a blue butterfly and a fly both attracted to moist dirt,
and a white butterfly on a flower.
A woodpecker looks down from an aspen branch.
Sometimes Mischief is slow on the hills.  Steve and Boss wait impatiently...
As we approach the snowline, a herd of elk come into view.  We see them in this meadow every spring at about this time.
The elk don't hang around to get acquainted.
After the herd scatters, Boss and Steve continue across the meadow.  Snow stops us from reaching TwoRoose Pass.  We'll come back in a month when the snow is melted.

19 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I think Steve got confused about which way to sit on Boss. ;)

Diane AZ said...

Looks like it was a lovely ride, I enjoyed seeing the butterflies, the elk, and Steve waiting with Boss. :)

Gayle said...

I wonder how many miles you've put on in those hills. Such a joy riding every day.

jabblog said...

I think I'd be slow on the hills, too;-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Janie, Great rides (I checked the last 2-3 posts which I had missed)... Where was Daisy on this one???

Love seeing the elk --but they really don't stick around to 'meet and greet', do they?

Sorry the snow stopped you --but that's a good excuse to go back..

Hugs
Betsy

ashok said...

lovely snaps!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Steve and Boss are too funny. I've been on dude ranch rides where the leader sits backward the whole way just yacking up a storm. Of course the horse knows the route very well.

Jo said...

Many signs are misspelled in Africa! That blue butterfly looks gossamer, like it's part of a piece of jewelry. Now THAT is a man's definite show of impatience, lol! I love that Boss just continues to graze. Like Betsy I have to ask as well: where is Daisy? Have a great weekend. Jo

troutbirder said...

Wonderful panorams and all those butterflies are spectacular. One dumb question though is riding up mountains backwards kinda dangerous?.... :)

sweetbay said...

Looks like Boss could make one heck of an endurance horse!

kaye said...

Steve waiting on Boss--too funny.

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, I laughed out loud when I saw Steve on Boss!

Barb said...

Steve is looking like a trick rider! Where is Daisy? Beautiful views!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely photographs. I truly enjoy the rare and beautiful pics you capture during your horseback adventures.

Ruth said...

I think I would like some fresh mountain air today. That blue butterfly is so perfect, it hardly looks real.

Busy Bee Suz said...

So funny seeing Steve sitting backwards!
Love seeing all the different butterflies that you encounter; so different from ours here!

JDS said...

Gotta love the elk herd and the springtime snow patches!

Pam said...

The photo of Steve is hilarious, Janie.
Thanks for sharing another great trail ride.

Lisa Wilson said...

Great pics!! Thanks for taking us along your trip.

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