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"The biological community is a vast and complicated system for sharing and distributing the energy of the sun among a diversity of life forms." ~Martson Bates

6/23/11

A Walk In Pearl's Canyon

The kids on the road to Pearl's Spring

Dan and I went to Leonard Creek Ranch last weekend to meet up with a cyclist. He is doing a bike tour from Missoula, Montana to San Fransisco, California and found us on warmshowers.org, a site that connects bike tourists with people who are willing to let them use their showers and/or homes for the night. We've been on warmshowers.org for over three years now and finally got our first cyclist--yay, I guess the ranch is just that far off the beaten path. Unfortunately though, the cyclist caught Dan's mom's flu and wasn't up for doing much during his time at the ranch, so Dan and I decided to go on a short hike in Pearl's Canyon.

Pearl's Canyon is named after Josie Pearl, one of the few female prospectors in the area at her time--1873-1962. We hiked up to Pearl's Spring, a nice little oasis in the desert. It was a gorgeous day and we took all the kids, even baby casper, who had a great time.

The lupine were blooming like crazy!

The family, coco's behind Dan

The kids at the spring

Dan enjoying the view

More view

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip!! Love, Mom

Erin said...

beautiful!! i can't wait to go back to the ranch!

danwinnemucca said...

what a fun day ~ :)