• 12-11-2014
    Cobra8d
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    Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
    Deer today at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
  • 12-15-2014
    beerisgood1
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    Unexpected riding buddies
    2 bulls hanging out by Peru Creek today
  • 12-15-2014
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Nice!
    Here moosey moosey ;)
  • 12-15-2014
    shiftless89
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    this is what they do to dogs in S Korea. saw this on the hike/bike trail on the commute home

    Rare green tailed Pomeranian

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  • 02-22-2015
    Cobra8d
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    Otay Lakes, Chula Vista, CA
    Lunch time
  • 02-22-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cobra8d View Post
    Lunch time

    Osprey, great photos and I'm familiar with that area in south San Diego.

    It would also fit nicely in this thread.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/off-camber-of...ht=Bird+thread
  • 02-22-2015
    Cleared2land
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    Blue Heron Takes His Lunch Too
  • 02-22-2015
    Mookie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post

    Cool action shots man!
  • 02-22-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Cleared2land awesome shots. You must have a real camera. ;)
  • 02-22-2015
    Mookie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Cleared2land awesome shots. You must have a real camera. ;)

    C2L has some pretty darn good photography skills, and presumably the equipment that comes along with that.
  • 02-22-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    C2L has some pretty darn good photography skills, and presumably the equipment that comes along with that.

    Yes many shots of which I've admired in The Landscape Thread.:thumbsup:
  • 02-23-2015
    Cleared2land
    Gee golly guys...don't make me blush.

    Thanks for the kind words DJ and Mookie!

    And speak of the Landscape Thread...I need to head back over there.
  • 02-23-2015
    emu26
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    9:30 in the morning and I am the first to clear the trails, what's wrong with people?

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  • 02-23-2015
    NDD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    9:30 in the morning and I am the first to clear the trails, what's wrong with people?

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    Ugh... That spider is hideously big.

    Ugh.
  • 02-23-2015
    emu26
    big enough to be seen in time to stop but not as big as some of the golden orbs I have ridden into at night.
  • 02-23-2015
    Cleared2land
    Trail sweeps earn their beers.
  • 02-23-2015
    Twimby
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    Ride the other night

    First is a Tawny Frogmouth

    Second one is of a spider that I see regularly at night. They love building webs at face level. Wraps around your head, like a hair net, Granny used to wear
  • 02-23-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Creepy ;)
  • 04-02-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
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    Some recent wildlife sightings. A yearling Moose and a herd of Bighorns laying down on a cliff above the road. Hence the power lines in the photo. Rare to see so many big rams in a group. And a red tailed hawk, and a bull elk having his way with the road.

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  • 04-02-2015
    deke505
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Twimby View Post
    Ride the other night

    First is a Tawny Frogmouth

    Second one is of a spider that I see regularly at night. They love building webs at face level. Wraps around your head, like a hair net, Granny used to wear

    that is why when riding with a partner never be first.
  • 05-25-2015
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Riding today.....ran into 2 flocks of turkeys...spring gobblers....and 3 gaggles of geese...here is a shot of one of the gaggles of geese.
  • 05-25-2015
    Harold
    This one was from yesterday. It appears a turkey vulture has decided to build a nest along the trail.

    It was hissing at folks who wanted to ride by.
    Turkey Vulture, Sounds, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology


    DSCF2227 by Nate, on Flickr

    A couple of years ago, a bobcat had taken up residence under this same ledge along the trail. It's in a SUPER narrow and technical spot. That bobcat caused a lot of folks to go tumbling down the ravine, as it screamed at them and startled them.

    Bobcat sounds
  • 05-25-2015
    evasive
    Not on the trail, but on the USFS road out:

  • 05-25-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Not on the trail, but on the USFS road out:


    Awesome! ^^^

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    My sister spotted these last week. ^^
  • 05-25-2015
    Ericmopar
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    I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye the other night while taking a walk through my neighborhood, so I took this pic not knowing what was moving around in a space in the masonry.
    The flash exposed this cute little guy/gal.

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  • 05-25-2015
    crashtestdummy
  • 05-26-2015
    wahday
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    These guys (there were three) were waiting for me as I headed out for a ride this weekend.
  • 05-26-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post

    Northern Plateau Lizard, found in western Colorado and most of Utah.
  • 05-27-2015
    cerpindicular
    the last time I was out on the trail it was apparently the day for turtles. These are all different turtles I got pictures of and I saw even more of them.








  • 05-27-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    ^^^ Box Turtles / Dry Land Turtles often confused for tortoises.

    Awesome sightings. :cool:
  • 05-27-2015
    Cleared2land
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    This one is not new, but it's back for a repeat performance.

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  • 05-27-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    This one is not new, but it's back for a repeat performance.

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    At ease Sargent.
  • 05-27-2015
    Brisk Eddie
    I've used that picture before, that guy looks a LOT like me. (Poor bastid)
  • 05-27-2015
    Cleared2land
    Support Wildlife...throw a party
  • 05-27-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Brisk Eddie View Post
    I've used that picture before, that guy looks a LOT like me. (Poor bastid)

    There's a guy in that photo?
  • 05-27-2015
    Brisk Eddie
    If you block out the entire right side of the picture, you can just barely see him.
  • 05-28-2015
    Phillbo
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    A cougar sleeping in a tree :)
  • 05-28-2015
    Mark_BC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    ^^^ Box Turtles / Dry Land Turtles often confused for tortoises.



    *note: this is not a funny image or meme, that tortoise probably drowned because of that idiot.
  • 06-13-2015
    bigkat273
    Had just finished a ride down the trail which is just into the tree line. Sat down to have a beer and my two year old says "look a bear."
  • 06-13-2015
    SCR818
    ^ :eekster::eekster::eekster:
  • 06-13-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    A baby bear at that. I'm sure momma bear is not too far away.
  • 12-28-2015
    wahday
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    Close encounter of the feline kind. Searching for Paul Puma

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  • 12-28-2015
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wahday View Post
    Close encounter of the feline kind. Searching for Paul Puma

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    Yes I would conclude those are mountain lion tracks. No claw marks eliminate bear prints or canine. Pretty fresh too and possibly watching you. :yikes:;)
  • 12-28-2015
    J:
    This thing looks like it's missing a digit:confused:
  • 03-09-2016
    cw50must
    Rattler

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  • 03-09-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cw50must View Post
    Rattler

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

    Location?

    Just so I don't step there. ;)
  • 03-09-2016
    Mark_BC
    Once when I was riding in Crystal Cove Park by Newport Beach I came up fast on a little rattler bathing on the gravel road and I had no time to stop so I bunny hopped him. At least that's how I remember it happening, it was a while ago and you know what time does to the memory banks...
  • 03-10-2016
    cw50must
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Location?

    Just so I don't step there. ;)

    Brown's ranch, Scottsdale, AZ. :)
  • 03-10-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Once when I was riding in Crystal Cove Park by Newport Beach I came up fast on a little rattler bathing on the gravel road and I had no time to stop so I bunny hopped him. At least that's how I remember it happening, it was a while ago and you know what time does to the memory banks...

    And his did you end up at Crystal Cove Park? I used to drive the 101 right by there every week. What an awesome place to live right on the cove. I always wondered what enormously rich person owned the only house on the 200' cliff overlooking it.
  • 03-10-2016
    Mark_BC
    I lived in an apartment in Long Beach and sometimes drove down there to ride. Either there or Palos Verdes.

    Edit: I looked on Google Earth and there are a lot more than one house overlooking it now!
  • 03-10-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    I lived in an apartment in Long Beach and sometimes drove down there to ride. Either there or Palos Verdes.

    Edit: I looked on Google Earth and there are a lot more than one house overlooking it now!

    There one house way out on the on the furthest point of the cliff that almost hangs on the edge of the 200' cliff above the water. The others that may have built there since play second fiddle to that places location.
  • 04-23-2016
    cerpindicular
    My first box turtle of the season from earlier today


    My first black snake of the season from a week or 2 ago



    Some deer that decided not only was i told slow and out of breath to bother running away from (3 surgeries 40lbs and not riding for over a year will take it out of you on a climb...even a small one). They started out as close as the tree next to the trail but apparently i took to long fumbling with my phone so they wondered down the trail.



    And a flock of turkey that between my noisy bike my sasquatch like self and my dog had no interest in hanging out for pictures. 6 or 7 of them...hard to count them suckers are fast
  • 04-23-2016
    jackbombay
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    YNo claw marks eliminate bear prints or canine.

    Non retractable claws are so undignified.
  • 05-09-2016
    wahday
    https://vimeo.com/165932633

    No claws on this scaly fellow!


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  • 05-30-2016
    ric426
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    Came around a fast blind corner and had to lock 'em up before I hit this prehistoric beasty today.

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    Easily the biggest snapper I've seen. It's hard to gauge the size from the photo except that the trail is about 24" wide at that point. I'd guesstimate that his shell was about 12" wide and about 14-15" long and he was not pleased to be disturbed on his stroll. There was thick brush on both sides and he didn't seem inclined to move, so I squeezed past him with the bike between him and me. He turned towards me looking very pissed off as I went past. I'm sure he was just being defensive, but I've seen enough snappers around our area to know not to mess with them. They have long necks and can strike amazingly quickly if they want to. I learned that after trying to move one off the road with a shovel one day.
  • 06-20-2016
    JeffSkisMontana
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    This gal jumped out in front of me on Growler at Von Trapps in Stowe Vt this past Saturday
  • 06-21-2016
    Arebee
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    Saw this box turtle hanging out on a ridgeline with a 100 foot drop on one side of him. Hope he was going the other way!

    It's a rooty, rocky climb for us to get up to that ledge, and I find it amazing that he got up there. It's not easy for a bike!
  • 06-21-2016
    Cleared2land
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    Pronghorn Antelope and a Little One...
  • 07-02-2016
    Wombat
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    This is cheating a bit as it's the backyard rather than on the trail. This is what you get when you sit opening a plastic bag of small bolts on your back steps: the local magpies think it's feeding time. They were very insistent and didn't want to leave.

    Tim
  • 07-02-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    This is cheating a bit as it's the backyard rather than on the trail. This is what you get when you sit opening a plastic bag of small bolts on your back steps: the local magpies think it's feeding time. They were very insistent and didn't want to leave.

    Tim

    Great shot, I've got Magpies in my area as well. Smart and conniving they are.

    C2L, great baby Pronghorn sighting.
  • 04-29-2017
    LTZ470
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    Very good thread...albeit hard to to find...took this with a long lens and a diopter attached, he wasn't happy with me at all, never struck but opened his mouth at me several times...Attachment 1134505
  • 05-07-2017
    evasive
    We ran across a couple of mountain goats this morning.

  • 05-07-2017
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Nice! ^ Pretty rare sighting.
  • 06-05-2017
    JeffSkisMontana
    Thank you all who have been posting to this thread....been awhile since I have been on....ran into 2 deer and an owl yesterday on the trails. Ride On! Jeff
  • 06-05-2017
    DIRTJUNKIE
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    Love this thread, Jeff.


    On Saturday I encountered a herd of 14 Rocky Mountain Bighorn. 11 of which were Rams. 2 of which were full curl and several 3/4 curl. I managed to hike within 40' of the main herd and 30' of the 2 loners.

    In the video the 2 full curl senior Rams were closest to the tree on the left side of the screen. One of them blocking the other from view.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjHS-sDSJYM


    They knew I was there and were watching. Once I pushed my luck and stepped another step closer they stood up. Then the two big ones put their heads down and hoofed the ground with a front leg. An obvious warning for me to turn and be on my way. You can see evidence of this in the second to last photo. My cell phone ran out of storage space to take anymore vids. so I just snapped photos.

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  • 06-06-2017
    Klurejr
    Saw a roadrunner standing off the side walk in the bushes the other evening while pushing my kid in the stroller. We were right near the trail head, so that sorta counts for this thread right?
  • 06-06-2017
    Cleared2land
    A stroller is a wheeled device powered by human feet.