Sunday, December 20, 2009
Flat Top was a no go
"Can we get to that hill on the left?"
Craig said there was a jeep trail to the north side, so we headed for it.
"That'd make a good story", I mused. "Who goes to the top of the mountain?"
I envisioned a coyote or puma looking across the landscape.
It was an easy climb to the top. We scared up a few cottontails and noted numerous kangaroo rat and pocket mouse burrows.
Then we set a camera and paused to take in the scenery.
Some interesting features will be worth exploring in the future.
Toward Soda Lake was kit fox habitat.
There were game trails, gullies, large burrows, and springs.
Back at the ranch, we told Bob, the Director, about the hill.
"Yeah, that's Flat Top, one of the the elk hunters' favorite lookouts."
"Better pull the cam", he advised. "I can't guarantee someone won't see it and walk off with it."
No one had found it when Craig pulled it a week later.
It hadn't taken a single picture.