February 13, 2011 – Burnt Timber

Yesterday was a really warm day compared to the weather we had been having. Temperatures were in the high 30’s and maybe even in the low 40’s. Today, temperatures are definitely in the 40’s. There was still a good amount of snow on the Range yesterday, so I stopped at the Burnt Timber entrance of the Range and snowshoed further in. I headed out to the area where horses have been often sighted lately. The area consists of alternating ridges and canyons, and so it isn’t the easiest to move around in.

I first saw Lakota’s harem. Lakota, Blanca, and her foal Kalispell were about a quarter of a mile from Quelle Colour and her foal Kohl. They were all down in a broad drainage area in between two large ridges. There was at most about three inches of snow here. The forage wasn’t great, but it was better than what they were eating when Jared saw them last week. They were about a mile and a half north of where he’d seen them.

Lakota

Blanca

Kalispell

Quelle Colour

Kohl

(more…)

Published in: on February 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm  Comments (24)