Vito was the lucky dog who got to tag along. He was the best hiking partner ever. Not a peep out of him all day- ignored people, dogs, deer, bears... He sat with us during lunch on an outdoor patio, and people didn't even notice he was there. I was so proud of his good behavior!
The scenery is really beautiful- lots to look at in the town, and on the hiking trails. We went to Red Rock Canyon, and then hiked to Blackiston Falls.
On the way there we had seen this cutout of a bear- complete with warnings etc about approaching the real thing etc. I found it interesting that common sense didn't dictate that! lol
I suggested my dad pose with the bear and this is the best photo of the day..
Vito was scared of it. It totally creeped him out and he wouldn't even look at it.
We did see some real wildlife. Of course the only deer we saw were in town- eating someones flowers. They are very tame and are not afraid of people or dogs. I didn't even bother to take a photo. I did take a photo of this sign though because it made me laugh. lol
Here are some real wildlife photos! I was really wishing I had a better lens- maybe I should start saving up my pennies for one...
|quail? or?? It was right off the path. Just hunkered down eating grass.|
|chipmunk. it was cute and followed us a little ways.|
|Squirrell??!!!! Vito wanted it bad. lol|
Driving to Red Rock we saw a bunch of people stopped on the side of the road we slowed down and spotted what was causing the commotion...A momma and her three cubs were treed! I was surprised to see three cubs- I didn't realise they could have that many let alone raise them! The momma bear was pretty low down in the tree so I stayed farther away than most other people. Some were brave (I mean stupid) enough to get really close.
|a baby bear. He was pretty scared.|
|Momma Bear started moving around...|
|and then came down the tree! So we ran back to the car.|