Monday, June 13, 2011
Hike: Youngs Gulch 6-12-11
Sally and I went for a hike yesterday, to one of our favorite spots, Youngs Gulch. There are probably 12-15 small river crossings on the way up to the top, and my Sal revels in each one. We started at 10:30, but it was still a little too hot for me. We'll start earlier next time. Above is Sal with a bunch of blue Delphinium.
Lots of Rocky Mountain Columbine on the trail. Showy and beautiful.
Scouring Rush (Equisetum). I think it's so cool how specialist plants are really abundant where they find the right conditions.
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon sp.). Small and unusual.
These are some lovely Calypso orchids. Each one is about five inches tall, so a common name is Fairy Slipper.
Me and Sal.
In other news, I got word yesterday that I'll have a phone interview this week for a researcher position in Denver. I forgot to save the job announcement, so I had to ask the HR person to send it to me again. I feel like a dufus, but it's a good lesson. Also, another in-town Biologist job got posted. This is the position that called for resumes ahead of the official posting, and I got to send mine directly to the person who would be my supervisor. I think it would be a great fit, and will enthusiastically throw my hat into the ring.