Sylvan Lake Rock Dwellers (#649)

Snow fell in Custer State Park.  My campsite alongside the creek was buttressed by the mountain on one side with a view of the fields on the other.  The snow was only a dusting but I knew there would be more in the higher elevations.

The shortest route through the mountains on Needles highway was closed due to icy conditions so I went the long way around. It was worth the trip.

Walking around the lake in the snow was glorious and I found an unexpected treasure: Marmots out taking in the view.

My very first sighting ~ Marmot on the Rock


Marmot heading for its snug little cave


A fur coat for warmth, a nice cave for shelter, abundant food at your doorstep…..what a grand life

oxo ~ Annie


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Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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6 Responses to Sylvan Lake Rock Dwellers (#649)

  1. Leya says:

    sounds peaceful and yet grand – love the marmots. Happy Easter to you!

  2. You found some wonderful company here Annie!

  3. Sherrill Parry says:

    I bet he wasn’t expecting to see you. Thought he had the area to himself because of the snow. Not many wander around in that weather. They are so cute. Love those little guys. What a nice surprise. Thanks for sharing their furry little faces.

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