K and I had a good morning together. First, we hiked together, enjoying the winter cold but the spring-like light. It's glorious having the forest to ourselves, aside from the wildlife that is stirring.
We saw signs of a mountain lion passing through the area but we didn't visit any wildlife cameras so we don't know if we have photos of him. It's not surprising that the lions are returning because the elk herd has been in the area for almost a week now. I am excited to see the large mammals returning to our forest!
A few places are starting to look green (unlike the meadow where the elk have been grazing). We gravitated to them, enjoying the new color that's so different from the blue sky and white snow that we've been seeing all winter long.
We also took a short snow bike ride together again, feeling like a pair of rebels! It truly doesn't seem difficult for K to run right now. I think that the lung mets are not yet affecting her breathing even the slightest bit. I hope that it stays that way for a while!
We were grateful for another good day. There's nothing like a serious illness to make a person appreciate the small "stuff" that makes a happy day.
I live at 8200' in the Front Range of Colorado. I love exploring nature
in the mountains while riding my mountain bike and romping with my
two Labradors. Photography is another passion, including both "normal" photography and trail camera photography of wildlife.
My two dogs are Shyla, a 3-year-old Chocolate Lab, and R, a 7-year-old Black Lab.