We continued picking our way along the trail trying to avoid snakey looking places and staying close to the stream. We came to the Alcove Gallery but decided we’d check it out on the way out and plough onward up the canyon.
Somewhere along this stretch Sharon noticed some movement and saw the hind end of an antelope disappearing over a rise to our right. Sure enough, we came upon the fresh tracks near the water.
Not a bad place to hang out for an antelope. Plenty of water and forage and more plants would be springing to life now that the canyon had been irrigated. The only thing the antelope had to worry about would be a mountain lion. Hmmm.