Who Left The Barn Doors Open?

This post will have doors and other stuff.  A couple of weeks ago, I joined a photography meetup group to hike Pt. Reyes on the California Northern Coast in search of the Tule Elks during their rutting season.  We met at the historic Pierce Point Ranch but noticed that someone left the barn doors open and the wildlife critters got away (just go along with the story).  Our search began, lasting approximately 9 miles round trip, and taking almost 8-1/2 hours.  See more facts about the Historic Pierce Point Ranch at this link:  http://www.ptreyes.org/sites/default/files/Thiing%20to%20Do%20and%20See%20Science%20and%20History%20Pierce%20Point%20Ranch%20PDF.pdf

This is the white barn with the double open doors in the front and back (completely empty) so the search, like a Pokemon Go game, began.

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Behold, while hiking the trail we heard the bulls calling out, the beasts were roaming and we saw some herds.

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But looking left and right, front and back was not enough. You also had to look down and up because not all of the critters have four legs.

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They said the hike was relatively flat but I beg to differ, there were hills and walking in sand along the coast near the water going out to the Tomales Point; looking upwards we spotted some critters that didn’t roam.

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This red beaked critter catches oysters (guess that’s why they named it Qystercatcher, duh!).

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Then at Tomales Point (lands end), oblivious to human hunters with cameras we found a critter just chillin.

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On the return hike back to the barn, more elk and then we encountered the one bull that wanted to look majestic.

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Long day, tired feet, sore back from carrying a backpack of photo equipment, but we got what we came to see and a couple of open barn doors included!

Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors blog.  For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

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