Our girl has a really good eye for photography and she graciously allowed me to share her shots:
For hermits, we've sure been spending lots of time running back and forth to the mountain, but, I'm not complaining. It's just a 3 hr round trip. An easy day trip. My FIL drew an Elk tag this year. So DH has been taking horses up, allowing he and his dad to scout for elk, up high, where most folks can't get to or won't go.
In general, most folks like an easy hunt. Not the case for DH. He likes a challenge and doesn't ever want a canned or easy hunt. He drew a sheep tag and his hunt is in February, but these trips are good opportunities to spend time with his dad and they are good for the horses DH has been working on.
If you're going to scout for Elk, you've got to get up early so we drove up the night before. Granny and I fixed breakfast at 4 and the cavalry saddled up at 4:30 and headed for the hills:
I stayed behind with Granny and made sure they would be well-fed upon their return
And took their little dog for a walk:
My FIL will be 81 in 4 weeks and he still cuts their own wood:
DH took this shot:
Family time is always time well spent and we're always grateful when we are able to do so. Our girl snapped a couple of gems:
DH has an obsession with maps and GPS coordinates so I love this shot that she captured:
I'm glad we're close enough to be able to spend these short bursts of time with my in-laws and it was extra special that our girl could join us on this trip.