Yet another outing.... This time only with Woodstock and Luna. An early morning hike. California smoke is once again blowing in, causing the sun to glow a dim orange. Woodstock would be invisible here if it werent for his packs. Notice the grid pattern on the rocks. That whole layer was doing that. Ancient aliens, I'm sure. I did find some dinosaur bone fragments including half of a hip socket. I look at the chunks but leave them where I found them... I suspect someone else had seen these because one chunk was reassembled and left on a rock. I think the actual main fossil was covered by some rocks washing down from above. There was a pale green conglomerate layer about 3 inches thick that had shards of bone embedded, so I think I know where I should have been looking. I always like photographing the fossils but there wasn't much to work with today. Woodstock is half alpine, half boer. He's a great goat, though his back is a tad short for the saddles I have. He's a great packer and smart enough to keep himself out of trouble-- He'll go around instead of over, if you please. So smoky. Just a 4 hour hike with a lot of wandering and exploring so not a huge distance traveled. It was good times though. The odd thing is how silent it was. One bird, one lizard, and a jack rabbit were the only life to be seen. It was strangely silent. The drought has killed everything I guess.