Thursday, March 12, 2015

The other side of the mountain..

When you were young did your Mom sing the little ditty - "The Bear went over the Mountain" to you? Apparently the bear went over the mountain to see what he could see, but all he could see was the other side of the mountain - duh!  Made for a rhyme that parents could sing over and over to put a little one to sleep.
Anyway...... Murph and I went to the other side of the mountain yesterday, Cedar Mountains via Rydalch Pass, to see what we could see!  Great view into Nevada across the GSL desert with Goshute Peak (I believe) snow covered in the distance.
Along the way we saw antelope, Golden Eagles, and a few wild horses.  The trip was easy and fun and we will be returning to hopefully see more horses and explore more.
Here's shots from the trip:

The ubiquitous Horned Larks posed for us everywhere:

Tumbleweed catcher!

Looking east to the Stansbury mountains the valley is vast.

Colorful rocks and plants.

A common view of a Golden Eagle - they blend in with the environment so well.

The other side of the mountain looking west to Nevada across the desert from Rydalch Pass.

Fascinating rock formations.

Antelope on top of the hill watching me.  If I hadn't been looking so hard for wild horses I might not have see these guys.

Finally the horses - but a long ways away.

Horses again but with a sense of the expanse they live in.

Here's where we were.

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