While in Missoula, we found ourselves with a bit of extra time on our hands, so we went exploring like we always do. This time our meandering brought us to the Willoughby Environmental Education Area in the Bitterroot National Forest. This particular area has a quick hike through many different types of terrain. I would like to go sometime in the summer. I know that the scrub brush part of it will be covered with grasshoppers. And there may even be a few butterflies. And there's supposed to be Bitterroot flowers which I've never seen.
Even so, I could have sworn once we entered the rocky part near the creek, I saw something flit across the stones. It was gone so quickly. I wasn't sure if it was a lizard or a snake. Either way, I'm bummed that the particular creature had no patience for posing that day.
Lucky for me mountains are more stationery.
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