September 1, 2013 Palisades BLM Campground

More ospreys and a trip up Johnny Ridge Road

Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey

 

Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey

 

I just had to go and sit with the ospreys again early this morning, then back home to read and watch the fisherman go by. The heat got be too much by 2 pm so, having explored the east side of the valley yesterday afternoon, I headed out to explore the west side today.

 

The Yellowstone talc mine
The Yellowstone talc mine

Headed up the side road to the Yellowstone Talc Mine and the national forest road beyond the mine. The road up through the national forest was a little narrow but in reasonably good shape. I managed to climb up almost to the top of Johnny Ridge Road, around 10 miles in, before being stopped by a waterbar too high for my extremely low clearance Prius. The temperature dropped from 91 degrees at the campsite to 73 degrees at the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, as I descended, the temperature, of course, rose. Seemed like I should have seen some deer or elk, or something on this road, but nothing was seen.

Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Breakfast is served

 

 

 

 

 

Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey

 

 

 

 

 

Madison River Osprey
Madison River Osprey
Two Madison River Juvenile Ospreys
Two Madison River Juvenile Ospreys
Madison River Osprey bringing fish to nest
Madison River Osprey

 

 

 

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