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... hill there were MILLIONS more waiting for us. It was a butterfly explosion! At 1 point, you had to look where you were stepping to ensure you didn't tread on them. Not a place for people scared of butterflies - they blanketed the trees and flapped in your face. As they're cold blooded, they can't help but be asleep until the sun warms them up, so they all started flying around at about 11am. We just sat there and watched in awe. ...
... next time :-)
In the end, everyone jumped, some faster some took a little longer, but everyone handled it. So high-five on that. Finally, we went for a 1-2hrs hike around the area next to a river. It actually reminded me a lot of the scenery in Bathurst, New South Wales.
Thanks to EXXI Challenge for this great trip. I would always come with you again! Next time hopefully climbing in Bernal.
The general geography was forests on the hills and towns below in the valleys. Not sure how high but we climbed in the van, then with the horses and then on foot.
Everybody was taking the horses, the climb advertised as tough. Due to the length of the ride, we had to pay a bit more.
Paul got on his horse first. Suzie couldn't do it or at least convinced herself thereof. Apparently later she got on but ...
... 10C, warm enough for the monarchs to be active.
When the girls and Bruce were yapping away at normal voice heading up, I expressed my national embarrassment to Jim. He coined the phrase 'the ugly Canadian'.
We came to an area where the monarchs had clustered in several distant trees. There was less activity than I would have liked but many monarchs were flitting around. The difficulty was a crisp picture. The best odds thereof were when they seemed to ...
... by the thousands, maybe millions?!? Because we were there in the afternoon many of them were high in the air, or high in the trees so the photos don't do it justice, but it is truly an awesome site. Although my horse was just as UN-cooperative on the way out we eventually crested the mountain, and saw the guys waiting for us across the meadow by the corral. As we approached over the smoothest ground of the whole trip, my ...