Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hiking through Elk Basin

Hello, it's Miley.  I 've finally gotten Mommy to update the blog.  She was mildly horrified when I pointed out that our last post was back in January.  She spent the late winter and early spring buried in reports and just got back into the field last month.  At least I got to go with her for a few days before the weather became too hot. 

We started on the gentle crest of Polecat Bench and headed north-northwest.  The snow-capped, Beartooth Mountains are visible on the western horizon.
     Elk Basin is rather rugged below the bench.

I like sandstone outcrops.  Sometimes bunnies pop out and startle Mommy.
This rock did not look happy!

  We walked through several steep drainages.  We were both tired by the end of the day.
Here's a little map.  The terrain in the west half (left) is much rougher than the gradual crest of Polecat Bench.  Both of us got a nice workout!

Hugs, Miley


  1. Beautiful as always! Miley has such an expressive face!

  2. Nice landscapes! I would love hiking/walking around there! :-) Great pictures!

  3. You sure do have the most exciting adventures, Miley!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  4. really do get so go on some terrific adventures!
    Great photos.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  5. Looks like a beautiful place to hike!

  6. Thank you so much for popping over and wishing me well for my operation. I am home now and can't wait for the next 2 weeks to go by so I can go on my walkies again. I really appreciated your pawsitive thoughts.

    Hope you have a grrrrreat weekend.


  7. Hi Miley!! At least your mama was buried in work. Our mama has been buried in LAZY and neglects our blog. SHEESH! That sad rock is pretty cool. Have a good weekend.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie


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