SUMMER 2017: Back on the road again. SUMMER 2016: No travel. In health recovery mode. SUMMER 2015: Out West and house sitting SUMMER 2014: Out West SUMMER 2013: Back to Glacier NP; SUMMER 2012: Glacier NP; SUMMER 2011: Yellowstone and Glacier NP doubleheader; SUMMER 2010: Working on the Grand Canyon's North Rim; SUMMER 2009: June vacation in Nova Scotia; SUMMER 2008: Hiking in Yosemite National Park; SUMMER 2007: Alaska's Denali National Park; SUMMER 2006 :Gold Fever! in Skagway, AK
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Adventures with Lydia
Ms. elk checked us out and went back to looking for food.
FLAGSTAFF, AZ - -In the military they call it a "forced march.' With Lydia, it's more like "follow me and keep up." These are usually instances where her keen sense of direction overcomes any obstacles which may be in the way. Case in point: At the Grand Canyon, we had to Park at an overflow lot away from everything. Sensing the canyon rim was close by so there must be a trail to it, we set off with me in the position of 'keeper upper'. There really was a trail , but it required a lot of rambling through the woods and an encounter with a female elk to find it.
We always seem to survive even if the short way may not be on Lydia's internal GPS.