That meant that I could take advantage of beautiful golden light of sunrise. I absolutely love it.
Another wonderful part of riding so early is the solitude. We didn't see another person or dog the entire time we were on the trails. We didn't even see a moose! The two pairs of mothers and calves that had lingered in our area for weeks have been elsewhere for the past week.
In this photo, Shyla is sitting almost exactly where we saw a mother moose and her calf on one occasion. To be honest, I love wildlife but I'm glad that these moose have moved a bit away from human activity. They scare me.
I love this spot because it catches the sun from the eastern horizon and also gives a view of the Continental Divide with the ski area below it.
That meant that Shyla could fly when she wanted to. I took this photo during a recall. Look at the intensity in her eyes.
Jo, who collaborated with a friend to make the gorgeous quilt in the background. I love how it looks behind our handsome R.
Today, we still have a short sunset hike to enjoy in a little while, and then I plan to try to photograph the moon, just as it peeks over the ridge to our east this evening. We are making the most of this welcome break in the winter weather.