Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuolumne Junco




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Took the Hikers' Bus to Tuolumne....saw Five Bears on the way...first by El Cap...looked to be 46(Fir Bear)...one red ear tag..clip..then another large Bear before Crane Flat...just a glimpse in clip....and Mama Bear with Brown and Black Cubs again, just before Crane Flat..clip...clips for sometime...and Bears from the Hikers' Bus Collection!!...started to rain when we arrived at the Store...everyone putting on rain gear...lucky I took along coat and pants...had Breakfast at the Tables...a favorite spot to watch the passing scene!...didn't know quite where to go...so just went along the Road towards the Tents, and at the Ranger Station cut over to the Tuolumne....thought there might be a Use Trail thereabout along the River...and there is...wanted to go to Two Bridges...but the long ride on the crowded Bus...every seat taken!!...kinda wore me out...so I made a slow walk along the River back to the Store...Junco clip...nice Doe clip...Doe wading the River..for sometime...Mountain Chickadee with call...Black Capped Sparrow(no, White Crowned!) pic....think that's what it is....for sometime...and triedtried for more Picket Pin clips...sat a long while at the Lembert Dome Meadow, at the River edge where the Use Trail is...but didn't do well...the Pins were scurrying about too quick!...the Rain stopped during the walk...and the Mosquitoes immediately started!....cloudy with smoke from fires...lightning strike started control burns...warm...walking in the rain in Tuolumne always a wonder....back at the Cabin, went right to sleep...and missed a late evening walk...hmmph...weekends too short!!
Blog of the Day (talked with new friend, Rosemary, from Last Chance, on Bus!)
oh!...the Flowers arent blooming yet in the Meadow...just very green...and a few flowers......along the Road from the Valley they're starting...

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