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08 March 2009
Lazy Sunday morning hike
One of my co-workers and I headed out to Bull Run Mountain to enjoy the awesome weather, and this amazing view. "Lazy" is somewhat sarcastic, because while this isn't a very difficult hike this is not a view that one can drive to either -- so it's about a half-hour of good uphill walking. It's good to be reminded in the spring of just how out of shape I have become. I could spend hours up here pondering such matters as which house in the valley I would most like, or what species of ungulate is grazing in the distance.
Evidence of recent human activity (still-smoking ashes, empty beer cans). We had to admit that they have not only great taste in a spot to come and have a beer and a bonfire, but also plenty of ambition to accomplish it.
We weren't sure what kind of skull this is, but I'm glad we didn't meet it while it was still attached to a living owner. The mandible had been separated from the rest of it. Look at those fearsome sharp teeth, and they were in a double row! What a great reward for being some of the earliest people to hit the trails this spring.