4 July ~ 2019

Today the borders and I dropped down into a subalpine valley where I have found the Lady Slipper Orchid growing for at least two decades. Not many go down there, and there is plenty of wildlife. I have seen herds of elk, and once thought I saw a mountain lion racing down a slope - a flash of tan that did not leap like a deer or elk.This time I again found the Orchid, and also a big pile of black bear scat. The dogs were on high alert and I was glad we didn't come across the bear.