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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.




3 comments:

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

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

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  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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