little things…Posted: April 9, 2013
Once, my brother in law and I rode horse back 1/2 a day from our cabin bordering the national forest and hiked up to the wilderness area planning to overnight just above the tree line, ( 11,000 feet ). We sat above a glacier near Black Tooth mountain watching the weather change and the eagles soar. Small round eared rabbit like fellows, pikas I now know, were as curious and unafraid to see us as we to see them.
About dusk we asked, “Do you have the mosquito repellent? No, you have it we each replied.” To make a long story short we hiked out that night to moonlight. Never was I so glad for the moon and stars. It was a pretty good hike, although crossing little-goose creek ( glacier fed, waist deep ) was a bit traumatic.
The moral: Little things are important. Here’s a place that has a pika.
Speaking of little things, a doctor visit, do you know they can put a little tube down your nose and look at your voicebox? They take videos, the most amazing thing. But it’s more scans and possible surgery. Let us hope that it is a false alarm, a little thing.