Pictures From 10,000 Feet Elevation
Becky's Park, Trees and Views, Local Critters
Becky's Park is a Rock outcropping that is 1000 feet above the valley below. You can get to it by
following a westerly trails from the cabin. Head west without ever going up or down (i.e. not changing
elevation) and you'll get there. Shown
in these pictures are Mike and Becky, and our neighbors (about a mile away) Jim and Annie. Our dogs
Blue and Jessie (both RIP) and Jim's dog Ryan share the Park with us.
Mount Silver Heels is in the background.
Bristlecone Pines populate the majority of our mountain. These gnarly looking trees
are over a thousand years old and are very durable.
We'll snap more pictures of interesting specimens of these stately ancients of the forest as
time goes by. Aspens are intermixed with the
Bristlecones and spruce trees and surround the lower part of the meadow that extends to
the south property line.
Critters of all sorts visit the property. Resident Mule deer forage in the meadow
and Elk pass through our timber and hang out in the flats in the winter.
Down on the flats below Antelope can be seen almost year-round. Cotton-tail rabbits,
chipmunks, black squirrels, ground squirrels
and other small rodents are typical of the area, including the pernicious Pack Rat,
which likes to build nests under the hoods of vehicles.
We keep a bird feeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds which attract resident
Steller's Jays, Clark's Jays, Hairy woodpeckers,
Chikadees, Nuthatches, and migrating birds like finches. In the summer, Humming
birds abound and seek out the nectar of
sugar water in those feeders.