Friday, September 13, 2013

The Early Bird Gets The Birds Eye Views

September 13, 2013
  Woke up early and decided to seize the day. Headed out the door at six, about a half hour before I usually do my morning walk. First off, I couldn't believe how much cooler it is, low seventies. Great predawn light over Ratcliff Ridge.

  Very quiet, nobody on the road yet. The only irritant is one damn dog that takes delight in running along the Barro's fence line barking at me all the way up, and all the way down. But, Bella's just doing her job.

  Hiked up to the top of the hill on Old Stage Road and here's the view looking west towards New River Mesa:

  Very peaceful. One of those houses is Samantha's parents house, she was our intern this summer. And then here's the view looking back towards Rockaway Hills:

  Coming back down, I caught this view of Black Mountain and the sign for Cahava Ranch Road. If you look close you can see the tip of Camelback Mountain about 22 miles away (just under the sign).

"The early bird gets the bird's eye view."
—Old Vaquero Saying