Come Softly to Me / The Fleetwoods

Going up to Baker Creek for 3 days.
In the shadow of Castle Mountain.

Our Birthdays celebration.
Back soon ...

Going up Marble Canyon

From the Soundtrack of the Horse Whisperer

Marble Canyon?

Wikipedia says:
The canyon's name comes from the brilliant limestone of its walls.
The bedrock is microcrystalline limestone (sedimentary rock)
rather than marble (metamorphic rock).

It's still beautiful.
As you'll see. 

A Mountain on the way ... couldn't identify it. 

Net Photo

Park your car and head up the trail ...

I believe this is Pavilion Creek.

Stop and 'smell the roses' ...

Wonders ... small and big.

Pure glacier water.

I should be so pure ... 

... but I only dream.

The Canyon begins ...

Heading up to Marble Canyon 2 ... 

"The Berry Tree", by Saul Chaplin
from Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Beary Country

I'm always scared about bears when I go up into the mountains.
Though I've never encountered any except from seeing them from my car.

I still want to be cautious. 
This year there have been a lot of bear encounters because it rained a lot
in the early summer - which created a lot of berries - being
a main food source for Black Bears and Grizzly Bears.
Thus, they have been posting a lot of warnings. 

Sign Says: 

It’s berry season

Bear encounters are likely

Berry bushes border trails, roads and
campgrounds. Black and Grizzly bears
are feeding
on berries right now.

It is easy to surprise a bear
that is focused on

To reduce your risk:

- Make noise while on trails.
- Travel in tight groups.
- Trail running and cycling place you at a much higher

risk. Travel very slowly. Do not wear buds.
- Carry bear spray. ensure it is accessible, and
know how to use it.
- Watch for fresh bear signs such as scat.
- Be especially careful near berry patches.
- If you see a bear, stay calm, back away slowly

and leave the area. Never run.

OK ... heading up to Marble Canyon ... 

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