Cabin Elk Hunt

Saw a few cows, fresh scat & tracks. They let me get close because I was using my cow call while I walked.

Talked to two other hunters no one had seen anything, nor heard any shooting. Three trucks parked at school section gate.

Tonight’s low was 11 degrees. 5” snow this morning , high 16 degrees. Brrr…

Stellar Jay loves the seed cake that Sally put out!

5” of snow. View to the east
Bull Mountain remained shrouded in low hanging clouds most of the day
Stellar’s Jay feeding on Sally’s seed cake.
Let’s get that one over there….

Packrats Eat My Wiring

Truck parked at my cabin. Packrats ate the spark plug wires on my old, faithful ‘92 Chevy truck. Will try to install new wires tomorrow. Nice to get away from the news media for awhile and do something simple……

Packrats ate my wiring!

Successful repair. Replaced 3 spark plug wires plus coil wire. Two were completely chewed through, so had to guess, guessed wrong, but switched them and it worked! 🐭

Have not done this in a while…

Sunrise at my Cabin. Elk are bugling, aspens are turning golden, hummingbirds have already gone south. Fall is here. Winter will soon be on her heels.

Sun peeking over the hill at 7a.m,
Looking out to the east from my deck, with a warm cup of tea

At my lovely Colorado cabin @ 8,500 feet

Springtime in the Rockies

It is now officially spring at 8,500 feet in Colorado.

I saw lots of American Pronghorn antelope and a golden eagle on the drive in to my cabin. Four elk and two antelope met me in the front yard as I arrived. Two geese appear to be nesting at the beaver pond, and I’m hoping for a new crop of “young ‘uns”.

Alpine Forget-Me-Nots, Hedgehog Cactus, Arrow-leaf Balsam Root and Western Pasque Flower are in bloom. Broad Tail Hummingbirds and Mountain Blue Birds have returned – the hills are alive!

Some surprises in the game camera keep things interesting 🦁

Lovely sunsets each evening . Wish you were here !

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Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Western Pasquale Flower
Western Pasque Flower
Neighbor Deb’s Hedghog Cactus
Arrowleaf Balsam root
One of many beautiful sunsets
Mountain Bluebirds on the wind turbine
A cow elk vists in the early morning
January Moose
January coyote
Surprise!  A Mountain Lion visits the game camera on April 1st!