Let’s go up the mountain
A sunny day in January,
What should we do for fun?
Let’s head up the mountain
To see if the water runs.
Load the dogs in the back
I’ll go make some food
We’ll find a place to picnic
If we’re still in the mood.
Up the switchback we go
No snow drifts to slow us down
Across the bumpy two track road
Signs of last night’s rain all around.
Water in the double troughs
Has formed a skating rink
Weebeast slipped and slid and skated
But he never landed in the drink!
Up and up and up we go
Onward to see what we could see
Sets of animal tracks in melted snow
It’s a guess as to what they could be
A sunny spot to have some lunch
Where the canyon narrows down
“We sure live in a pretty place...”
Weebeast comments as we chow.
Back we head toward the gate
With another project ahead
Two troughs that will be feeders
Are strategically loaded in the bed.
Afternoon sun comes through the window
Our faces are content
As we rattle down the mountain
We’re grateful for a day well spent.