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Oh Deer

The happy couple continues with their lunch as I rumble through.

The happy couple continues with their lunch as I rumble through.

In preparation for my birthday climb of Pyramid this past year, I did some trail running around the area. This shot was taken on Difficult Trail, just outside of town as you head up Independence Pass, after “camping” with a big group of friends (not exactly roughing it) the night before.

Apparently, these deer were hard of hearing, because I could not have been all that quiet! I saw them immediately as I came upon this clearing, and slowed enough that they didn’t bolt, but just kept grazing; so I was able to get a pretty close-up shot.

Taken 6/28/2008.

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