There is an amazingly generous woman a few blocks over that allows friends to borrow her little RV Camper. I am not usually a big fan of this gas guzzling beast style of camping but both times The Boy Dog & I have driven this rig its poured down rain at some point. Not having a wet dog in a tent is rather wonderful & relaxing to say the least!!! We can enjoy the sounds, the wet weather smell, & remain totally dry & comfortable. SCORE
So I set the GoPro up on the rooftop of the RV facing in a northernly direction & built a small little camp fire inside the well established fire ring. You can even see some smoke during the time lapse down in the bottom right corner. And be sure to checkout how green the hillsides remain & its AUGUST!! You would think it was March or April.
Shadow Boy had on his backpack & we were clipping along at about an 11 min mile pace, I am guessing here as I haven't been caring around my Garmin. Mostly we were soaking up the scenery & watching how the deer focused on us but knew we were no threat of any kind. As we were hiking along a "ridge line" with sage brush about knee high & pretty much walking along a wild game trail the Boy Dogs demeanor shifted. His sniffing, panting stopped & he was totally on point. He ever so slowly stepped like this for about 10 more feet and thats when I damn near sh&t myself. Down & kinda around the treeline was about a 400lbs brown bear. He was working over a stump for grub worms & I will never forget that sound of a bear ripping "open" an old stump. I have seen 700+pound bears so this wasn't the most massive kinda bear stories but still, Its A Bear!!! Its a big bear!! Shadow Boy & I just stared at what felt like an hour but was maybe 30 seconds tops. And the damn GoPro/camera were sitting safely back at camp. Because of all the rain, cooler temps, & fresh berries I would have taken a photo for sure!!! Shadow Boy & I called this our turn around spot. Again, thats when a little panic started to brew up. The Boy Dog & I were cursing along pretty quickly & we were only on wild game trails. Where the hell are we Boy??? Now, I knew the main dirt road was towards the east & if we bush-wacked along we would eventually find that road. So it wasn't a full on panic moment but it was an awaking of sorts. Over the top of the second hill from the bear was we picked up the pace to a below 10min mile pace of hiking. No Extra Sniffing. Every crest opened up another meadow that was absolutely beautiful!! I can't even describe how light I felt on my feet. Me & Shadow Boy, Picture Perfect Settings, So Quite It Hurts Your Ears, Bambi Dancing Up Towards Cover Under Happy Healthy Trees, & Again, The Wildflowers, Totally Unreal….. Like Crazy Unreal
GOALS: A number of goals for this month!!
#1 Its The Boy Dogs B-Day Month So You Know What That Means!!
#2 I will FINALLY be meeting the famous Ursla at an Ortho workshop in Crested Butte next week!!
#3 I know I will see at least 3 new clients this month.
#4 Taking new body measurements after 7 months of dedication at the gym.
#5 Focusing on higher reps of leg work for endurance workouts at the gym.
#6 Pulling off the original shower tile in the master bath, oh boy.
#7 Sit in on a yoga class at the downtown gym.
#8 Being Way More Present & Thinking Before I Speak