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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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TXGRANDMA 8/11/2011 11:17PM

    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

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THINAGIN2 8/8/2011 11:16AM

    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!

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PYNNER 8/7/2011 11:14PM

    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.

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GVANSCOOT 8/7/2011 7:29AM

  Your pictures are beautiful!

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PJSTIME 8/7/2011 6:49AM

    I'm glad that ranger found you and gave you that warning. The wildflowers are so pretty do you know what they are?

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/7/2011 2:28AM

    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

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