This was a question we were asked on one of our comments. I thought it was very intriguing. As I like to put it, I am a recovering night owl! I am trying desperately to become a morning person so I am getting quite an education about the wee hours of the morning. There are strange creatures on the loose, interesting sights, eerie sounds, and sunrises- which I have seen very few of up until this trip! So here is a small collection of our experiences from 3 in the morning!
While we were packing the horses, I happened to look over my shoulder and saw this site. It awed me. It was like a window into a fairy land – a perfectly sun kissed passage through the trees into a golden wonderland.
This is the water spray of a territorial beaver smacking the water in hopes of scaring us away. It kept us awake for well over an hour. I’m amazed the flash picked this up so well- probably because of the full moon.
It is hard not to be distracted in the morning when we are getting ready to go when we have such beautiful sights to stare at. It’s a good thing I am getting up earlier and earlier wiht more ease- then we are already traveling by the time the sun rises so I can stare all I want!
Well- this is more like 5:30 a.m. but our shadows looked pretty cool!
This herd of cows thought we were pushing them along for nearly an hour. We were only walking along their path, but they were convinced- so they ran in front of us for many miles. Their dust caught the first rays of sun in a mystical way.
………… Then there are all the things we don’t have pictures of (yet). Like 10 legged spider/scorpion bugs the locals call vinegaroons. They communicate with high pitch squeaks only mice, dogs, and the acute of hearing can pick up. Very creepy.
Then there are coyotes, gear eating mice who favor harrassing innocent horseback travelors, mosquitos, mustangs, and owls. Don’t worry- next time a mustang bothers our horses, I’m grabbing the camera first!