26 May 2022

Ridge Hike

Sunday, February 28th, 2021
Captain Jack on the ridge, East Millcreek, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 February 2021.
Captain Jack on the ridge.

On something of a lark, we did the ridge hike this morning, dog and I. a couple more inches of snow had fallen overnight, but the ascent up the switchback proved easy enough. However, it appeared only one other hiker had topped the ridge—and the snow was deep up there.

So it took us a good while. But the scenery was lovely, and we a had the company of deer. Not many birds—and one of them I heard uttering a call that I did not recognize. Got only a distant view of it flying away.

The rest of the day was rather a lazy one for dog and me

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:42 a.m. (MST), I hiked some 1,200 hundred feet up a mountain.

1. Black-capped Chickadee
2. House Finch* (v)
3. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay
4. Rock Pigeon*
5. American Robin** (v)
6. Black-billed Magpie**
7. Spotted Towhee**
8. Chukar (v)
9. Downy Woodpecker (v)
10. Lesser Goldfinch

Elsewhere

11. Song Sparrow

Mammals

Mountain Cottontail
Mule Deer
Red Squirrel

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

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