Tuesday, September 12, 2006
A potentially prickly encounter
I get a thrill when I'm hiking and see a deer, so you can imagine how stoked I was to see this sticky friend alongside the Cheeseman Ranch Trail in Mueller State Park over the weekend. I'd never seen a porcupine in the wild.
There was that moment when I thought, "How close can I get to this little guy and not be within quill range?" As you can see, I didn't push my luck!
The aspens are just beginning to turn. If you're a leaf peeper, plan on heading up to the area in the next couple of weeks. It'll be a beaut.