Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I rode Orchard Gulch today for the first time in a while. Apparently, abundant Watchman Trail traffic = pristine untraveled Orchard Gulch? Those are my tracks. The only ones.
On a related note, I'm not sure what you out there have done to bring down upon us this plague of grasshoppers, but whatever it is, knock it off. There's always an upside, though, right? I've seen more lizards on and around the trails this year than in all other years here combined, it seems. Abundant grasshoppers = tons of lizards?
And though it might have looked like red rock desert up there, it ain't. That's flame retardant. It doesn't show so well in this picture, but there's a big swath of it across 3 Bears and Rocky Canyon Road. And signs of the burn that brought it on.