Rainy season is here !
I know I don't look happy in the rain but I really do enjoy getting wet and I hike daily -- rain or shine . The rain offers different trail adventures as it brings out more wild life . Since there is less human traffic , the animals become bolder and use the trails more during the day . I have seen turkeys , salamanders , deer , and even cats appear on the trail during the rain . Tracking is fun when the ground is wet as you can easily determine the age of the tracks during the rain . I have seen cougar tracks on top other hiker tracks that I have met on the trail . I have even seen cat tracks on top of my own tracks !
coyote track above
dog track above
I took the above photo in the rain after passing another hiker who had left the fading boot track
underneath the cat track . The other hiker and I were the only other people on the mountain hiking
in the rain . we were passing each other whie walking in the opposite direction . It was raining
very heavy and his tracks were fading fast so as you can see a cat was following him and this a
common occurrence as wild life love to track humans .
The above shot was made at
Cerro Alto Just after a light rain fall at the Sweet Water Mine