Dec 112008

I was busy remembering my daughter, her tennis racquet/socks/shoes, Daisy Guides paperwork, two dogs, dog water bowl (refilling their water), leashes, my hiking boots, two cameras, my laptop (since I’ll be working on the road today), my ipod touch, my daughter’s ipod, and I forgot my constant companion … my binos. AAARRGGHHH!!!

I travelled up Clear Creek Canyon today, just for a short trip, but still enough to regret this mistake.

I saw a herd of mulies high on the hill, or were they sheep? I’ll never know. I saw two golden eagle flying above the cliffs, but I wasn’t certain of what they were. I saw a log, or was it a mountain lion reclining and surveying the prey below. I watch another golden arch into an all out dive, land on a crag, yet I didn’t see what it did there for a few minutes. I saw enough of a few things to realize how much I missed those binos to get clarity at distance.

Oh, and while I am thinking about this, binocular straps (for carrying them all day long on your chest without any weight on your neck) are a must have.

Binos. Don’t leave home without them.