Zana loves to pose on rocks.
Testing the zoom on my little camera.... nothing to write home about. But still better than my last camera :)
Ascending the hill, you can look down on the main trail. It used to be a 2-track.
Kiche leads the way up. It looked like there had been a controlled burn and then they knocked down the dead trees. I heard they do this because the Ponderosa pines need a little elbow room to stay healthy.
An aspen glows amid the pines.
That's Kirby's ridge up there. Kirby was one fine Border Collie, and a beloved member of my family. He lived to be 17. When he passed, we grieved for months. We scattered his ashes and made a small memorial to him behind a bush on the Timber Peak trail, which follows that ridge line. He loved it up there, would jump around in the car whenever we made the turn down Water Canyon road.
Same view as before, after the rain started.
Got kind of chilly and i forgot to pack a rain poncho.
We found an abandoned mine shaft to take shelter from the rain. Kiche didn't like it in there, she went out and laid on the trail instead.
As the rain drifted east, we followed it down the trail, and were treated to this on the way back.
Heading back to the car. This is the portion of the trail which used to be a road (shown in an earlier shot from higher up).
A nice double!...
Oh! Oh! What does it mean? :D