#Repost @trailsandbears ・・・
This morning's scene:
I pedaled up to a lake in a mountain pass just in time for second breakfast (licorice and chocolate chunk banana bread). The only sounds: birds singing and fish splashing (and of course many mosquitoes buzzing causing birds to sing and fish to splash). At one point I held my breath for longer than I'd have liked while biking through a thick cloud of flying insects (I was already deeply indebted to my muscles in oxygen) ... (very glad to have eyewear at that time). A small coyote walked silently through the woods beside me for a moment, stopping every few steps to peer at me.
Further along the trail, fresh creeks gargled through the valley and huge rocky peeks loomed above, cutting the horizon like shards of glass.