Photos from this trip can be found here.
Mister Cooper’s first hike in four months, he was more than ecstatic to be outside with us again. Petrified Forest Backcountry was perfect for a recovery hike, with not much variation in terrain, and mild in terms of elevation gain/loss.
This time we started by taking the path along Columbia River and slowly worked our way to the top. Along the way we ran into a group of bighorn sheep which quickly moved away the minute they noticed the pups. I made sure they did not run after those beautiful animals, and then I observed them through a zoom lens.
We also went another mile longer this time and traced along the rim like the times before. Such a fascinating place.