Saturday, February 10, 2007

Jeeping FR1070 & FR225. The good, the bad and the dead.

We decided to just do a bit of Jeeping this morning so we headed to an area nearby that we've passed but never explored. Riding through the dry riverbeds usually proves to be a good ride with some nice scenery, this one was no exception. The one thing we haven't encountered before was the sight of dead cattle. From the looks of the dead steers, they were probably shot by an irresponsible hunter or an idiot who had nothing better to do with his rifle. (I could think of a few things I'd like to do with his rifle) They're probably the same witless wonders who don't think twice about dropping empty beer cans and trash on the ground in a pristine wilderness...but that's a whole other topic, we'll save that for a day when I feel like climbing on my soapbox. This is exactly the sort of thing the freakin' "Greenies" would use to make their case for road closures. We did see a herd of steers who gave us the once over as we paused to take their pictures. Other than the sight of steer carcasses, the scenery was beautiful, we'll return to the area and ride it again, perhaps with another Jeep along for safety since the road seems to head off into more remote areas.
There's not a day that goes by that we don't stop to consider how fortunate we feel to live in an area we can enjoy on a daily basis...yep, it's almost heaven.