Quick add on to my drive out after PT 12644 and PT 11003. Bunch of elk running around in the trees.
In the late evening, I climbed Jones Hill near the Buffalo Peaks. My route up had quite a bit of fallen timber at the beginning. Since it had rained hard in the afternoon and evening, I got soaked walking though the vegetation. I reached the summit right around dark, but didn't hang out at all since I was wet and twilight was almost gone. The moon provided some light though.
On the way back I found a route that didn't have as much fallen timber. I saw a tan colored animal run though the trees. Perhaps it was a mountain lion? I can't think of any other tan animals.
I was glad to reach the vehicle since the climb had taken me longer than I expected.
Nice little solo pre-Christmas romp through the snow with Angel the Nottweiler. Cold, but never got snowed on (the snow stayed on the high peaks).