Family Adventure

Spring was in the air, so Saturday found us on a family hike/adventure of sorts. We followed a trail that is tucked up along the side of the mountain behind our house. The boys had a great time. First they noticed all the feces. Deer, Elk, Horse, and even a pile kindly left by Yukon were all carefully observed. The conclusion: “It’s ok to step on deer poop or elk poop, but never step in dog poop, it sticks to your shoe and stinks REALLY bad!” I politely refrained from taking any pictures of this lesson.

Once they got over the abundance of the previous subject, the animal tracks were pored over, closely followed by the discovery of a deer carcass.

This provoked much excitement and speculation about the mountain lion that killed and ate the deer. Notes were taken on exactly what parts were eaten and which were rejected.
Then the obvious question of even greater significance and concern. “WHERE is that mountain lion right now?” Ben started peering anxiously around every bush. I quickly assured him he had nothing to worry about, “Yukon will protect us” (I think….maybe?) But it made Ben feel better.

Finally a little detour straight up the mountain, and the reward, a glimpse of a herd of live deer that the mountain lion hadn’t eaten…. yet (so kind of him).

A great time was had by all.


3 thoughts on “Family Adventure

  1. Lilly, What a beautiful blog! I love this! You are now on my blog reader so I don’t miss anymore of your posts. I loved the description of your happy explore!

  2. why didn’t you take the carcass home for dinner, make a good stew, and another lesson could have been taught to the boys.

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