Scenes from the trail….
(On the back roads of Arizona, scoping the ground for rocks/minerals)
@DHonDrums: Shhh. I think I just heard breathing.
Heidi: What?! Like an animal?!
(We walk slowly toward the wash AKA ditch)
H: Animals will charge should they feel cornered.
D: I don’t hear anything anymore.
(Turn around to walk back to Jeep)
(Turn to each other wide-eyed)
D: I told you I heard something!
(Once closer to the Jeep we turn to look and see nothing. Then movement catches my eye high up the mountain.)
H: Look up! It’s a wild donkey!!
D & H: Wow…
Seeing animals on the trail is always a treat…especially when they are wild. While we’ve seen cows, this was our first encounter with a wild donkey. His huff as it reverberated off of the mountain was incredibly loud. And it was amazing that he was so far away yet he was 100% aware of us in his territory, swishing his tail as if saying, “I see you.” Later on we had the joy of coming across several herds of wild cows and a full herd of wild donkeys (when this photo was captured). You can’t help but feel a special energy on the trails here in AZ.