The trail I use most often at Middle Ranch is referred to as "the loop." First stop on the loop after a nice quarter mile or so hill is a large plateau that is home to several fuzzy sheep, as seen in the photo at left. These sheep are always a disconcerting sight for Miss Africa. Luckily her reaction is usually to just stop, snort and stare. It makes me laugh that she has such a strong reaction to these harmless creatures, as we have also encountered deer, snakes, a bobcat and coyotes, all of which she reacts to in much less dramatic fashion.
|Fire roads stretching out before us|
|Shady section of trail "loop" at Middle Ranch|