A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, August 6, 2021

I Needed That


North Shore, Trout Creek, Montana

I haven’t been anywhere in over a month (back to that place where I got sick) where I was able to go for a hike in the woods.  Desperate for a walk I crossed the road that runs by the campground (to the right) and walked into the forest for a bit of a wander.

I picked up some animals trails and followed them for awhile and then came upon a well worn path.
I followed it.

It passed by the final resting place for one of the forest residents.

I saw several Pileated Woodpeckers, our largest woodpecker, and western Montana plus the panhandle of Idaho is one of two areas in the west of the U.S. they live.
Best I could do for a photo.

The path I was following emptied out back on the road and there stood this signboard.

Huh, I was on an established trail.  Just like me to do things unknowingly backwards.
At any rate, as you can see it wasn’t far and covered only a small area but it was what I needed.

Back at camp I was in trouble, and Beans made sure I knew so.  I took her out right away for a walk on her trail out behind our camp.  Sorry.

One of us brought this furry little guy back to the camper.


  1. When I do things backwards like that, the signboard usually says "Private: Keep Out"!

  2. It looks like you had a great walk even if it was backwards!

  3. I hope you all don't have many ticks...like I keep seeing on folks after walks in the east. That white wooly is new to me. Glad Beans didn't take a bite, 'cause if it's like the black woolies, they're poisonous.


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