Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Hurricane Hill Animals

Along the trail to Hurricane Hill there were some beautiful young Black Tail bucks eating by the side of the trail. I'm not sure what there was in the soil under the spruce tree that interested them so much, but it was so good that they didn't get too concerned with all the hikers passing by within just a few feet of them.

I'm guessing that there must have been some tasty mineral salts left behind by the melting snow.Close to the top, and not too far from the trail was a marmot den and a marmot sitting outside warming in the sun.

Frisking around while we ate lunch was a charming chipmunk. Just before we headed back down toward the cars a small group of Black Tail deer showed up on top. It is possible they were the same one we saw earlier. I found them to be very handsome young fellows and enjoyed watching them for quite a while.

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Pamela said...

I love to hear the marmot whistle