Sunday, May 11, 2003

Huff's Hole

I just got off the phone talking to Gary Guliazi. He told me that last
Tuesday, May 6th, Jamey Eddy, visiting from Wyoming, and Merlyn Felton,
down from Pacific Grove, hiked their way in through Hi Valley to Huff’s
Hole, below Hi Mountain (they got rained out trying last weekend). Jamey
said the trail was the best he has ever seen it, so I guess it was worth
the effort getting poison oak when I helped clear the trail last month
with Kevin and Tom. They saw a prairie falcon depart from a hole in one
of the large outcrops between Hi Valley Rock and Huff’s Hole cliffs - we
had also seen a prairie pair in April. The surprise was they also had a
peregrine falcon flying and vocalizing at Huff’s Hole…so, now we need
to plan another trip in there soon
to follow up on what is happening. Oh, and one more surprise- Merlyn
thought he heard someone coming and they looked to see a mother bear
with two cubs approaching within 40 feet on the trail!

Steve Schubert