Saturday July 27, 2013, Bearpaw Mountain, Jarbidge, NV.
Just couldn’t leave this camp
Today I planned to putter around camp in the morning and then move over to the Jones Ranch or to the Jarbidge river canyon. But as the morning wore on, I thought, this is a real nice camp, should I move or stay?
I was sitting around thinking it would be a nice easy little hike up to the hill top and back later today, maybe this evening. It I went up the right of the pic and came back on the left side and that is what I eventually did.
As I was sitting on the point in my chair, an elk popped out into view just to my left. And then some more elk came out too. They’d heard me and were moving away. About ten of them came out and moved on to more cover in the aspen groves.
The picture below shows the road I came in on and the meadow valley that the elk must like to feed in, as that is where they seemed to be coming from. It’s fairly lush growth down there, I also saw a lot of borrows in the ground in that area coming up.
This is a spring I’m camped at, so since I have an interest in springs, I checked this one out and found it to be partially plugged up with roots.
The spring seems to be running a bit better now.
After all that work and getting a bit muddy too, I was hungry, so I fried up a few tortillas and ate them.
I hadn’t intended to, but I ended up puttering with that spring most of the day. I took it easy later in the day until it was evening and started out on my little hike up to the mountain top.
I took my time walking back down the hill as the sun was setting and it was real peaceful.
When I got back, I had a little rest then had some dinner, sorted some pics and was going to write the blog, but crashed instead.
Had a real nice day up here on the Mountain.