|Sure is pretty isn't it? The haze is from some fires in Montana. Within the next|
two weeks, the trees will have turned orange and yellow. They are already slowly
showing some color.
Boyd found a place to cool off
when we came across one of the springs
that pop up here and there late in the summer.
The water just kind of oozes up
out of the ground.
|This deeply etched cow trail leads to the dugout where our cattle|
water in this pasture.
|These are different views of|
the primary water source
for this pasture.
There are several calves and a cow brushed up here out
of the heat.
The Mah-Dah-Hey trail runs thru this pasture. The 97 mile trail passes through the Little Missouri National Grasslands, State, and private land as it links the North and South Units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. No motorized traffic is allowed on the trail. It is only accessed by hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders.
http://www.medora.org/what-to-do/?Maah-Daah-Hey-Trail . http://www.mdhta.com/maps.htm, http://www.mdhta.com/info.htm
|Two wheeled and four-footed use the trail.|
|Hope posing by a trail marker.|
|Boyd, Vesta, and Hope traversing the Trail.|
|Boyd and Hope at one of the gates on the Trail. These are maintained|
by the U.S. Forest Service.This gate is between our pasture
and a neighbor's pasture.
The fence line is comprised of
cedar posts and treated posts. No
two cedar posts are ever the same!
|These clay knobs are known as "Sohpie's Nipples".|
|The grass is still pretty good for this time |
of the year. The cattle tend to graze the half of the
pasture closest to the dugout. When it cools down,
they will move further away and utilize the other end
of this pasture better.