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Thursday, January 21, 2010 - Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM

Blind, Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, January 20, 2010
Blind, Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, January 20, 2010

Burgers at the Buckhorn

Kate did a fine writeup of the Throwdown! with Bobby Flay at the Buckhorn Bar in San Antonio on her blog last year and tonight Kate & Terry and I went up for some of those winning green chili burgers, my first and not likely my last! These things are wicked good!

Night camp

Site 16 - Bosque Bird Watcher's RV Park, San Antonio NM

Absolute Silence

I remembered hearing of a backcountry Park Service ranger who was cleaning up after dinner one evening when he heard a chilling scream. He ran out of his cabin in time to see a mountain lion standing with a dead deer next to her. The lion saw the ranger and bounded off. The ranger realized this might be a rare opportunity to closely observe a mountain lion, so he stationed himself a short distance away from the deer carcase. He sat in absolute silence, and listened closely as night deepened. After sitting in darkness for well over an hour, he gave up hope of the lion's returning and stood up. In the powerful beam of his flashlight, he could clearly see that the dead deer was no longer there. ...

Caught in Fading Light: Mountain Lions, Zen Masters, and Wild Nature by Gary Thorp

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