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Saturday, October 8, 2011

A small pool forms in the carved out bedrock at the bottom of cougar canyon. The cabin sits 600 feet off the ledge to this canyon. In Spring and early Summer a small stream runs thought the canyon. This late in the Fall I was surprised to see this much water in the rock holes. Entire ecosystems complete their life cycle in these small pools. Some years back we were educated by a park ranger in the Fiery Furnace of Arches National Park about the life sustained in these little rock pools. Our pool shown here sports a salamander at the top of the food chain with a number of water skippers, water beetles and other little creatures. Hiking down into this canyon is made easier with some silk ropes we have anchored along the top edges. Sitting at 7200 feet elevation I run out of breath pretty quick.
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