PostsÂ in this series are semi-polished exerpts fromÂ the pocket-sized hiking journal I carry when I go out walking in local canyons, etc.Â Â If something interesting happens or aÂ bolt from theÂ blueÂ strikes, IÂ pull out the old journal andÂ get down the basics.Â I’ve left Field NotesÂ elsewhere around the bloggernacle,Â such asÂ here and here,Â but I thought that for Wilderness Interface Zone and simplicity’s sakeÂ we’d just start over again at #1.
As always, if you, dear reader,Â have field notes or vivid memoriesÂ of trips taken, you’re invited toÂ make entriesÂ you’dÂ like to share in the comments section.Â
February 18, 2009, a.m.Â Approaching the trailhead into Crossfire, I glance at the knoll northeast where reposes the horse skeleton.Â My eye catches a flash of movement.Â I stop.Â Small deer maybe?Â No. TheÂ tail endÂ ofÂ some other kind ofÂ animal slips into a juniperâ€™s scant cover.Â Will the animal reveal itself?Â
Wait for it. Continue reading Field notes #1