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Another Day in the Mountains ( just a little scary)

Sunday, August 07, 2011

My husband & I went up Timber Wolf Mountain with a group of rock hounds today to dig crystals. I injured my knee a couple of weeks ago so decided I had better not try to climb the steep trail to the dig area. We had never been to that area before but I knew from past trips that some of the digs are hard to access so I had a book with me in case I ended up staying at the car. I also had my camera so I could take some pictures while there. I told Steve not to worry about me to go ahead and have fun, I would be fine. Where we parked was a fairly level area and the road there was a slow incline so I thought I could walk for a while without bothering my knee. I only made it about a quarter of a mile before a ranger drove up to me in a pickup. He wanted to know if I was with the rock club group & told him yes but wasn't up to the climb. He told me there had been 3 cougars sighted in the area and one had stalked a child who was camping with family there the day before. He strongly advised me to either travel in pairs, join the group or stay in my car. Needless to say I didn't feel like exploring on my own any more so spent the rest of the time in the van until Steve returned! I did manage to get a few pictures though.

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    Loved the pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. I am happy for you that the ranger came along and warned you about the cougars! How scary! I would have spent the rest of the time in the car, too! What mtns were you hiking in?

    emoticon so much for sharing! I LOVE the mountains, but don't get to see them very often. Going to the Adirondacs in September and the first part of October...... emoticon emoticon
    2387 days ago
    Beautiful pictures! Hope that the hounds had a wonderful day, too. Lucky that the Ranger came along before you met face to face with the Cougar!
    2390 days ago
    So beautiful, and how scary worrying about the cougars. That sounds like fun too digging for crystals. What a fun way to spend the day.
    2391 days ago
    Your pictures are beautiful!
    2391 days ago
    I'm glad that ranger found you and gave you that warning. The wildflowers are so pretty do you know what they are?
    2391 days ago
    That was scary about the cougar! I would have made him drive me back to the van:) Glad you had a good time and spent some time with Hubby. Did he have any good finds?
    Beautiful photos nothing like nature in her full glory.
    Thanks for sharing. Sandy
    2391 days ago
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