I have their attention!
I count three babies!
Spring brings out the usual sets of animals. If you hike a lot in the desert, you are bound to run across many of them. This year has been no exception. I have my favorites. Roadrunners: Jackrabbits Owls Rattlesnakes And things you may or may not see every day
Is it a Rattlesnake if it doesn’t “Rattle”?
For those of us that hike in the desert, we spend a good amount of time scanning the ground as we move forward (or we should be). And as I rounded the blind corner, my eyes went directly to the black and white stripes near the tail. I honestly don’t know if this is true […]
While hiking this morning, I apparently interrupted the roadrunner’s breakfast. Apparently, snake is the “breakfast of champions”. So it did what most roadrunners do, and left in a hurry.
It Feels Like I’m Living in a Zoo!
And I’m not sure what side of the bars I am on!
I’m All Ears (and Some Powerful Legs)!
The jackrabbit is my favorite desert dweller. I had a great encounter with one today. Nearly 15 minutes of just hanging out with each other and taking some photos. He spotted me right away, but I was very casual on the trail. I first acted like I didn’t see him. I didn’t make eye contact […]
Feeling a Little “Horny”, Toad that is!
One of my absolute favorite critters to run into is the horny toad. I don’t see them very often, but that is what makes them special.
After a long long break from posting, I am back to sharing my adventures (or mis-adventures) and some of my favorite spring and summer photos. They will be from the previous six months and some will be new. I thought I’d start with some of the local critters. The tarantula is a summer favorite. And […]
Something to Howl About!
It started with the hot air balloons taking off in the distance. This time of year is the peak balloon season in the desert – it just depends on the wind currents where they start. This is only about half of them… Apparently, the coyotes are not a big fan, particularly when they blast the […]
It doesn’t happen as often as many think, but if you are a frequent hiker in Arizona, you will likely encounter a rattlesnake from time to time – even on the most public of trails. And as I am often wandering around somewhere, the odds are pretty good I will meet up with one. And […]
Rim to Rim Hiking the Grand Canyon – What I “Knew”
“Why am I doing this?” definitely crossed my mind. It crossed my mind, let’s say, only about every other step on the way up the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. A mere 15 hours after we started! I never set out to break any records. I succeed at that. But I (we) finished! And that […]
Back to the South Rim (Grand Canyon)
As we prepared for the Rim to Rim Hike the next morning, we spent that evening taking in the sights the South Rim has to offer. I’ve been blessed to go there numerous times now, but this was the first time we stayed through sunset – there was always the drive home to consider. I […]