Monday, October 31, 2011

Winter is knocking on the door

Accessibility to the Yonderosa is never guaranteed.  The snow is making it well down the hill.  It sure is pretty.

Piper loves the snow!

Hello Ladies

Mule Deer Does

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

What happened to Summer part three

Hopefully I can get more pictures upload this time...
 This Rainbow arched the sky while I was taking pictures of the Deer.  The camera didn't pick up its vibrance unfortunately.
 The trails littered with Birch leaves.  The Larch is not quite peak color yet though a large number of needles that found there way between back and my pack whilst I was roaming around the woods.

 The outpost - luxury camping.
Mother nature made it clear that Winter is on its way.  I snapped this picture on the way home.  I don't think the pass will be open much longer...

What happened to Summer part 2

I caught a glimpse of movement from the Cabin's window and bedded down within rock throwing distance was a pair of Whitetail Does.

They stayed put for most of the rain squall then decided to browse their way up the hill after it had passed.   Mostly I saw them feeding on Snowberry, both the leaves and the berries.  I later found them napping again just yards from where I took these pictures.

For some reason I'm having difficulty uploading pictures.  More to come ASAP.

What happened to Summer?

In this part of the world summer came late and left early.  October is typically a gorgeous, resplendent with autumn golds and reds, deep blue skies and clear rain washed vistas.  This year it was true again.

My mountain bike saw daily use exploring the local logging roads and trails when I could find them.  The local Critters didn't quite know what to think and would often allow me to get quite close before deciding to skedaddle.  I didn't even need to get off my bike to take this Doe's picture.

Saw LOTS of Deer, almost all Whitetail Does and a couple of fawns.  I discovered a new 'rub line' and another was renewed by the local Bucks.  I reckon in a few weeks they'll be getting all stupid once the rut kicks in.

Fresh Buck rub on an Alder

Kinnikinnick appears to be a main staple for many of the locals, Bears, Grouse, Chipmunks and I even saw it in some Coyote scat...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Just a few pictures

Pygmy Owl.  Dern near knocked me over but was courteous enough to pose for a picture afterwards.
Grouse Fajitas!  Yum!

One of two Whitetail fawns accompanying a Doe in the Yonderosa Meadow.

Surprisingly this has been a pretty good year for both Deer and Grouse at the Yonderosa.  Spring and a late arriving Summer don't generally favor the 'babes in the woods' but I'm seeing bunches of both.  LOTS of berries too.  The Bears are fattening up nicely.  Grouse crops I've seen are filled with Kinnikinik berries, ants, leafs and needles in their crops.