Chris and I were talking about how our trip up the mountain, on Sunday, seemed like an episode from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
We continued our climb and reached the flat section before the lodge. Just before the Rainbow/ Alum split, I heard a loud noise that was only a few feet from me. It sounded big, but I couldn't focus on what it was. Finally, as I got my bearings, I realized it was a deer and she blended in perfectly with the brush. She did not care one bit that we were standing so close. I don't normally like to be that close to wild life, they are "wild", but it happened by circumstance and I didn't want to spook her. We watched her for a minute and continued on to work. We had a great commute and it gave us some great stories to tell.