Nature surrounded us, and we were in its domain. There was conversation amongst ourselves, the wind in our faces, the grass under our feet and the sounds of the world around us. We stayed in one spot for a while, took some pictures and then decided to stray off.
There are different kinds of wild animals, like bears for example, and we wondered if we could spot them out in the vastness of open land. It is a scramble for food in these wild places and who knows, maybe there would be a snake or two. Scrambling can be seen as a leisure activity, but always bear the awareness that you are pursuing nothing and that the wild is quite uncontrollable.
We stayed on the flat, simple path by the stream. Who knew that we would get to see so many beautiful things in such a short time? We saw wild ponies, deer, rabbits and more. It was a beautiful sight to see and a bit worrying to think that they would be taking home what they had eaten.
There is one more thing I would like to mention. When we camped in the high country, we observed bears. On more than one occasion, we saw their cubs. They were about the size of a large dog. We discounted them as mother bears would be easily seen in the area we were camping. We did see a mother bear on one occasion rechargeing. It was sitting in the re completely still and it was Kundoged – it could have been any animal out there.
That is all I can impart on you. Camping in the wild country is a bit of a danger to the user. We hunted one spot that has over 100 bears. One bear attack in a campsite is enough to put off anyone, and then there are the people. We stayed at a campsite near a river, which is about as far as you can get. If you can’t see the farmyard, you can walk into the woods, where bears are less likely to attack, but you still need to use common sense because seeing a bear the wrong way is no fun.
I can assure you that if you do take the road trip, bring lots of mosquito spray. We ended up camping at a site that had snakes and we had to be very careful where we put our food and tent. You need to beware of rattlesnakes.
Don’t make yourself a pilgrim. Sure, it’s a lot of fun, but for most of us we had a great time, but were not concerned about the snakes. Since we poison oak country, it is likely that any wildlife expert will tell you that they are no more afraid of us than we are of them. That is why they are now safe in their minds that they know nothing about dangerous reptiles.
That is also why it is important to take care when picking a site. See to it that the floor of your tent is not made of cotton. Many different snakes, being hip ankle or knee deep, will give you a great soak after a long day of swimming, but not a chance of getting a decent night’s sleep. By having a nice soaked pad between your sleeping bag and the ground of your tent, you can make sure that nothingicey bit of cordage, will get snagged on.
Snakesare an interesting creature. Let’s look at them one at a time.
1. The cottonmouth is a sad, sick little creature. “It” means the mouth. The cottonmouth is an ancestor to the chameleon, but not a lot of people are interested in snakes. Cottonmouths are carnivores that eat a variety of different foods. They are most active at night and are found in trees, but will sleep outdoors. They are Letter-To-Toe creatures.
2. The eastern diamondback is a threat to humans and most other animals around the world. The diamondback lives in the United States. Its size ranges from 7.5 to 11.2 inches long. It has a distinctive white patch on its back and can grow up to around 35 pounds but can also be hunted for its fur.
3. Feet, toes and hair of Grizzly Bears are very sensitive and its tears when stepped on, can cause tremendous pain and ultimate amputation. This is why the feet and toes must be protected. When camping in Grizzlies territory it is vital to have soft ground covered,olfuring the tent or sleeping bag.