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Climbing Battle Mountain

Brian and Siobhan on the north side of Battle Mountain

Brian and Siobhan on the north side of Battle Mountain

 

 

Meghan, Brian and Siobhan decided to climb Battle Mountain before hunting season starts. Meghan had made the climb several times, but it was the first time for Brian and Siobhan.

Meghan and Siobhan on top of Battle Mountain

Meghan and Siobhan on top of Battle Mountain

the happy hikers

the happy hikers

view from the top

view from the top

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2015 in Events, Family, Folks, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Sandhill Cranes

Our friend,  Steve Smith, saw this trio of Sandhill Cranes on a visit to the ranch.

Our friend, Steve Smith, saw this trio of Sandhill Cranes on a visit to the ranch.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Events

 
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Open for occupancy

nest

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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Guard bird

photo by Meghan Lally

photo by Meghan Lally

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife, Sheep

 

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Reflections

Cows and calves in Upper Big Gulch

Cows and calves in Upper Big Gulch

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2015 in Animals, Cattle

 

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National bird

Bald eagle over Battle Creek photo by Steve Smith

Bald eagle over Battle Creek
photo by Steve Smith

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Smoky

Second hand smoke over the Upper Meadow

Second hand smoke over the Upper Meadow

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Musings

 

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Tending sheep camp

Jean Carlos and Tiarnan near Tennessee Creek

Jean Carlos and Tiarnan near Tennessee Creek

 

Tiarnan and Rhen went with me to move sheep camp on Tennessee Creek in the Routt Forest. Jean Carlos was happy to see the boys and fed them a hearty lunch of spaghetti, vienna sausage and mixed vegetables. They were hungry. After pulling the camp down a very rough and narrow road, Jean Carlos gave Tiarnan a ride. In spite of the bouncy trip, Rhen had somehow fallen asleep, and was mad when he learned he had missed a ride on the horse. We then went on to Clark for some of their famous ice cream.

Jean Carlos, Rhen and Tiarnan at the sheep camp

Jean Carlos, Rhen and Tiarnan at the sheep camp

Tiarnan helps to siphon water

Tiarnan helps to siphon water

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Animals, Family, Folks, Horses

 

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Double rainbow

Double rainbow over Sheep Mountain photo by Steve Smith

Double rainbow over Sheep Mountain
photo by Steve Smith

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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Which one of these is not like the others?

Four and twenty (almost) yellow-headed blackbirds at the Muddy Creek wetland--except for the outlier on the top right. photo by Meghan Lally

Four and twenty (almost) yellow-headed blackbirds at the Muddy Creek wetland–except for the outlier on the top right.
photo by Meghan Lally

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife