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Looks like a very nice walk and nice to see the area without lots of people around. Too bad what goes down must come up!
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We didn't see anyone else until at the end of the trail when we were almost back to the hotel. The going back up wasn't so fun.

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Day 3 road trip - best laid plans...part 5

As we climbed up the trail, we took several brief rest stops - at one DD spotted a lizard but he was too fast for me to get a pic. About 1/2 way up there was this sign.


I had found the Mammoth Dome Sink, not to see it but was just walking across the top of it! Oh well, we got our excerise for the day.
About 3/4 of the way up the trail there was a flat area for a bit with a turn to the left. We found a couple of rocks to sit on, my water bottle which I had been sharing was nearly empty and we were hot and sweaty as you can see from these pics.


By this time I was sucking a little wind.


DH and DD were such good sports to hang in with me.


As you can see it looks pretty dark under the trees. After our rest stop, DH set off before DD & I and spotted something in the trees. He was waving at us and shushing us, we started to look at what he was pointing at and saw...a deer! It was a ways away and due to the darkness was hard to see but managed to spot her. My pictures did not turn out at all. This was a first for DD and I hadn't see a deer since I was a kid so was pretty cool. We continued to climb, the trail was curving left and I had to stop for this pic. It's a little hard to see but the tree is growing out of the middle of the rock which I thought was .


Once we got to the top and out from under the trees it was light again.

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Well, you can't say you "saw" Mammoth Dome Sink, but you can say you were there! Good job doing that long, hot walk. How nice to see the deer. Glad all three of you saw it.
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Great report so far! Sorry your trip got off to a bit of a rough start, but hopefully it gets better from here. How neat to have both owl and deer sightings on your hike!
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Well, you can't say you "saw" Mammoth Dome Sink, but you can say you were there! Good job doing that long, hot walk. How nice to see the deer. Glad all three of you saw it.
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Great report so far! Sorry your trip got off to a bit of a rough start, but hopefully it gets better from here. How neat to have both owl and deer sightings on your hike!
Definitely an interesting trip, but we were getting to do and see things we'd never done.

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I apologize to all for the big time gap. This school year has been very challenging and then my oldest DD and grandsons came for Christmas, Yay! but life has been non-stop go, go, go! Put kids on plane yesterday and do not return to work until Monday so am hoping to get a bunch done on TR.
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