Last week we hiked a few trails at Hurricane Ridge. The weather was so perfect, and the views were nothing short of spectacular. The summer display of wildflowers is beginning to fade, but we still had fun spotting wildlife snacking on the remaining blossoms. The deer at Hurricane are so unafraid of humans that you can pass right next to them and they don’t budge. We saw a beautiful buck, his antlers still wrapped in velvet. He just stood there posing for anyone who wanted to capture a close-up photo.
While still in our car, just below the Visitor’s Center at the summit, we had to stop to let a black bear cross the road in front of us. Phillip jumped out and followed him across the road to get this picture:
Then last night, while we stood by the cliff watching the sun set over the water(another spectacular sight!), we watched a whale spout again and again as he traveled past our b&b. To top it off, a bald eagle glided past, right in front of us, while a family of quail scampered in and out of our flower gardens.