This the entrance to Martin's Cove at Devil's Gate. It's in the middle of nowhere, but we hope some of you will try to visit here this summer. It will prove to be a spiritual feast for anyone who visits. This is our home for the next five months. We hope the weather improves.
It snowed around the first of May, and we hear it can snow well into June, so we won't put away the winter gear. The furnace has been running most of the time in the 5th wheel; thank goodness we run off of the propane at Missionary Village. The pansies had been planted the day before it snowed and this one peeked out in the morning when we were at the Visitors Center.
This is Oscar the Trekking Dog. He belongs to a local rancher about 5 miles from here. We learned today that when Oscar shows up, it is a sign trek season will soon be here. Oscar follows the trekkers around and protects them from rattlesnakes. If he sees one he will warn the trekkers and if there is one in their tent, he won't let them in. I hear there will be a story about him in the Friend sometime this summer.