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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM

Pink, Buffalo Burger Container, January 20, 2012
Pink, Buffalo Burger Container, January 20, 2012


Yikes! What in raw buffalo burger would stain a container pink? The whole container - lid and all. Must have been some off gassing or migrating cloud. Tasted good even though my mouth is now all pink inside.

Night camp

Site 8 - LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming 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