East pocket paradise

20 11 2019

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Do you see what I see? Besides the road leading to beautiful country *beyond* the road?

Remember, look for white spots. In our country, they could be rocks or old juniper trees silvery in the light or salt coming to the surface … or grey mustangs, posing as mountain goats in the desert. (That’s a hint: Look fairly high.)

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How ’bout now? πŸ™‚ About seven horses are visible, though at best, from this distance, they don’t look much like equines!

I got so giddy, seeing the horses on that high ridge, that apparently all I could blurt out was “mountain goats! mountain goats!” And my friend Karen Keene Day thought I really was talking about mountain goats! No, no, just wild ponies pretending to be sure-footed wooly wonders (well, they ARE all that!), high on a ridge on the farthest east boundary of Spring Creek Basin. πŸ™‚

They’re also deep within McKenna Peak Wilderness Study Area (which covers a good chunk of the whole eastern side of the basin). The road you see in the first photo is almost to the farthest eastern edge before it turns south. Beyond, only foot – or hoof! – traffic is allowed.

In other good news: The ground is damp as I type this post Tuesday night! More rain is coming! More is welcome! More is NEEDED!

Please, please, moisten our ground and fill our hearts and hopes for a good start to winter wonderfulness!


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20 11 2019
Sue Story

Thankful for those greys who help us find mustangs in the distance! When we’re out there, they’re always our “buoys” in a sea of desert to signal to us where the horses are! 😊

20 11 2019
Karen Schmiede

Glad for the rain. The “mountain goats” will like it!

21 11 2019
Pat

Yeah rain and snow to fill the
Ponds, catchment and creeks.

21 11 2019
Pat Amthor

This could be pat of another puzzle!

On Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 06:03 Spring Creek Basin Mustangs wrote:

> TJ posted: ” Do you see what I see? Besides the road leading to beautiful > country *beyond* the road? Remember, look for white spots. In our country, > they could be rocks or old juniper trees silvery in the light or salt > coming to the surface … or grey mustangs, po” >

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