Do you know that feeling that you're being watched? I usually brush it off and tell myself that I'm being paranoid. But sometimes, you are truly being watched. I have a few examples.
A Great Horned Owl watched our pack as we headed out on our evening hike.
One day recently, I pedaled along with Shyla by my side, and she suddenly stopped. I didn't know why so I tried to cajole her to start moving again. Her stare up the hillside and into the forest became more intense. I finally looked where her eyes were fixed, and this is what I saw. A mama moose and her twins! They weren't aggressive so it was a pleasure to spot them.
And sometimes it is a coyote who is watching you from the forest. I was glad that I didn't have any dogs with me on that day. I also didn't have a good camera but I was glad to get even a low quality image.
Getting to see these wild animals is just one bright part of living in our mountains.