Several of you asked about sightings of wild horses on Wild Horse Bench. We didn't see any there, but we saw the mustang herd pictured above in 2005, on the other side of the Green River in the Book Cliffs (about 20 miles distant, as the crow flies). We reached Cold Springs by driving through Nine Mile Canyon to Cottonwood Canyon, then traveling some obscure dirt roads to a plateau.
We hiked to the spring and saw the horses as we were returning to our truck. Their curiosity held them long enough for a couple of photos before they took off.Here is a map of the Cold Springs, Utah, area, which was recently acquired by the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR):
thanks for posting these pictures Janie, what a wonderful experience for you :)ReplyDelete
How amazing to even See wild horses. Good thing you were on foot or your horses might have decided to join them. ;)ReplyDelete
Lovely shots, Janie! Had me confused for a moment...they have a Cold Springs HMA in Oregon :)ReplyDelete
You got a couple of great shots. I especially like the first one. Enlarged it's a gorgeous image.ReplyDelete
Beautiful mustangs! Saw a couple of "Indian" ponies in there...loved that!ReplyDelete
They are so beautiful!!!!ReplyDelete
That was a wonderful chance sighting, you and Steve must have been thrilled to see the wild mustangs.ReplyDelete
It appears to be a preserve, how fantastic.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Janie.
Oh My---I've seen a TV show (or was it a movie) about the Mustangs... AMAZING.... Glad you got to see them in 2008. All I can say is WOW.ReplyDelete
How beautiful they are Janie. Just had to come and wish you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
These are wonderful pictures of the mustangs, even if you didn't see them on your recent trip. I think it would be wonderful to visit the Cold Springs area.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving, Janie!ReplyDelete
How beautiful those horses are, amazing shots!
We have wild hogs in the swamp! I was excited to see one the other day. (Panthers have dented into the population pretty good). Not quite the same romantic image as the wild horses though. (Rolling Stone's song is playing in my mind as I type.) :^)ReplyDelete
Great shots of mustang herd in the open field.ReplyDelete
That was a great experience I guess. You are a real traveler discovering and exploring the region.ReplyDelete
How beautiful, even at a distance... I've seen the wild horses of the Outer Banks (NC) a few times. That was a favorite family vacation spot when I was younger.ReplyDelete
How I would love to visit many of the wild areas that you two experience. :)
for the nice post.
Remote, beautiful, wild. Now that's a combination of words I can live with... :)ReplyDelete
the mustangs are beautiful Janie...ReplyDelete