Sunday, December 20, 2009
In my field guide, tracking animals in the snow it says that wolf tracks are 4.5" to 5.5" long. This one is 8 inches. That must be a large wolf.
As a spirit guide the wolf is guardian.
The wolf is roaming the Mendenhall meadows keeping me safe.
Don and i roam the meadows too today. In a total different spot as where we got our Christmas tree last week. The mendenhall river comes from the north of us. Our subdivision, where we live, in the bend, where it turns east. So there are a lot of meadows close to us. Today we drive into a farmer's road and keep going. Before the meadow dropping down a steep hill. Other years i have been exploring here quite a bit. And i know of another road at the end of this meadow, going to the next.
Nobody has traveled here this winter, but Don hears me out and lets me find it. As this road hasn't had a lot of traffic on it the last few years. The going is a little scratchy, good thing we are driving our 35 year old Chevy. We come to what seems to be the end, but i know it is continuing, it's just a tree across the trail. It's an old dead poplar, which is easy to move.
And indeed we come out by the next meadow. all the meadows we roam today are lined by a nice ridge on the North. The old beach line. The ridges, having southern exposure, are almost devoid of snow. And that is a good thing, because the way in is the only way out we know of. The truck spinning up the hill, i am ready to jump out and give it a push :) but we make it!I have to admit, due to Don's off-road driving skills.
It's Jupiter and the moon tonight. Jupiter is not visible when i took this picture, but right now it's an awesome pair!