Sunday, February 2, 2014

Snake River birds of prey area

Yesterday we took the dogs hiking at a beautiful place along the Snake River, about an hour from Boise. The river on one side and these massive cliffs on the other side where falcons nest and ravens soar. See the ravens? You can hear them as you walk along the cliffs.




That blue sky was just so perfect!


The rocks at the base of the cliffs are inhabited by rock chucks, a kind of marmot. They have this piercing whistle that really drives the dogs crazy! They can't get all the way up to where the rock chucks are but they hear them and know it must be some kind of animal.
Both dogs really had a fantastic time climbing rocks and peeking into hiding holes.




 
Neat moss covered rocks.







 

Giant squishy feet!

 
A piece of a tiny jawbone.



Indi stopped to listen when she noticed the pigeons cooing in the cliffs.

 
My funny husband.

 
What an absolutely perfect day!




4 comments:

Hiking Hounds said...

Looks like a great hike. I love the moss on the rocks.

UrbanBodi said...

Calendar-worthy photos!

Claire Krigbaum said...

Thanks!

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