For me it's either/or Rifle/Binoculars/Camera/writin g materials...<quoted text>
It sounds like you and I live in similar areas.
I've always loved the mountains. We grew up playing
there and still love to spend time there.
There is nothing better than the view from the top.
Also just being alone...miles away from everyone else.
I got a camo backpack and now I can take it all with me!
I plan on making some video from window rock this spring during golden hours. I hope to catch our local red wolf, I have seen her once in five years and heard her howl many times! Nothing like that deep howl of a wolf...chills me to the bone when I'm in her territory...at 2 AM. They are so rare these days my video may make some news!