The rain had stopped and the skies were cloudy with shards of light shining through. The trip down the mountain was beautiful as we observed shadows and light on the hillsides. This was a good day for wildlife --- we saw many deer, a coyote, and many squirrels and chipmunks. We saw no bear today. I think they were in hiding, and it's a good thing! There were bear hunters everywhere today! It's early bear season. Stay hidden, bears!