Couldn't sleep well last night because my foot and ankle were killing me. Somehow, I managed to irritate the nerve on the outside of my ankle and it throbbed most of the night. After soaking and placing an Ace bandage on it for support I'm ready for another day.
Got up at sunrise, so I could get a few pictures of the sun hitting Saddle Mountain. Sadly, they didn't come out as I had hoped. Didn't really catch the golden morning glow.
Got a text from Dolly letting me know that our grandson, Lane has graduated from college in Orlando, Florida and his graduation will be streamed live tomorrow morning.
Nick went on a 7 mile run this morning trying to beat the heat of the day. I stayed home and did the dishes and laid outside enjoying the morning air and mountain view.
At 2 o'clock I asked Nick if he wanted to see the canyon on the other side of Saddle Mountain. Not easy to get to and unless you're a local or someone tells you about this beautiful canyon, you would never know it's there.There is a fence that needs to be closed at all times except for entering and exiting the canyon.
With about a mile to the end of the canyon, the road became too rough for my poor body to handle, so we parked and walked.
|South side of Saddle Mountain from the view we see at the RV.|
So cool to see some big horned sheep. It's good thing Yuma kept his distance. He could have been in big trouble.😄 I'm so proud of Lane for graduating and starting a career that he's excited about. Poor Yuma. He was probably liking being free of baths.ReplyDelete
Glad this one stayed in view. Not many in this area. We were lucky. Yuma was filthy and he feels so much better now. Proud of Lane.Delete
Love seeing those bighorn sheep. You got some great pictures. I imagine your ankle is talking to you now!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy. That made the long hike worth it. The pinched nerve is gone so now back to just two aching feet.😀Delete
Wow! You got some great pictures of the big horn sheep!! I'm sure that was exciting. Sounds like a great day! Hope your foot gets to feeling better.ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. It was amazing they stuck around with all the noise we were making. Ankle is much better even after that long hike.Delete
Nice Bighorn photos! I ran into a local back there a couple of years ago that was tracking cougar with his hounds, and he was out looking for one of his dogs that had gone missing.ReplyDelete
It is very rugged back there and so beautiful being right up to the base of the mountains. Didnt see any dog bones.Delete
Great shots of Bighorns in the wild. Certainly makes the trip to the canyon worth the effort.ReplyDelete
Hope the ankle is feeling better.
Thanks Jeff. Quite a pleasant surprise. Ankle is much better. Must have gotten that nerve quieted down with the soaking.Delete
It's always a great piece of luck to see Big Horn Sheep and get photos of them as well. I like the looks of that canyon. Been to Saddle Mountain a couple times on Jeep day trips but have never boondocked there. We did overnight at that Tonopah RV Park one time though. Too bad about those aging aches and pains. I know where your coming from.ReplyDelete
Yes we were lucky. With all the noise we were making I'm surprised they stuck around. The RV park shut down. I think from the fly infestation but it is not bad now. Can't complain too much - still moving 😀Delete
Awesome bighorn pics!!!ReplyDelete
Nice pics of the sheep. Lucky you!