Hidden Canyon Bliss

Great Basin, Nevada

Hidden Canyon, Baker, Nevada

We were guests at a B&B on 375 acres of cliffs and desert, in a deep isolated canyon of the Mount Wheeler range, just outside of Nevada’s Great Basin National Park.  One day we hiked all over Hidden Canyon.

 

Surrounded by rocky cliffs on both sides of a mile-wide valley, we watched a golden eagle; followed a river that emptied into a lake with frolicking warblers and swallows dipping into the water’s surface.  Wildflowers and desert sagebrush surrounded us, wild turkeys ate apples fallen from an abandoned orchard, and the melodious heavenly song of a canyon wren filled the air.

 

Mountain Lion Track

Mountain Lion Track

Enjoy these photos from our hike that day.

Hidden Canyon Ranch, Baker, NV

Hidden Canyon Ranch, Baker, NV

Photo credit:  Athena Alexander

 

 

 

 

Serenading Canyon Wren

Serenading Canyon Wren

Lizard

Lizard

 

Ground Squirrel

Ground Squirrel

Startled Jackrabbit

Startled Jackrabbit

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20 thoughts on “Hidden Canyon Bliss

  1. I’ve been to Nevada but never went to the Nevada’s Great Basin National Pk. maybe the next time I’ll go. I love deserts and rocky terrain. Thanks Jet! 🙂

  2. Beautiful photos of this special national park, Jet! These rocks are majestic, and the ranch photo is so beautiful. Love the images of these animals 🙂

  3. Hidden Canyon or Hidden Paradise dear Jet !!! ? … Spectacular views over the rocky formations and interesting fauna ! The mountain lion track is totally stunning and the ambiance all over the ranch is so peaceful and inviting 🙂

    • It was indeed Paradise, Doda. You nailed it. The funny thing was that all the other guests came and went, just staying overnight. So we had this whole canyon to ourselves, and it was absolutely delightful. One of my favorite days on the whole trip. It is so kind of you to read and participate in these adventures, thanks so much Doda. 😀 😀

    • I love the desert too, Aquileana, especially being sandwiched between those vast open skies and the endless earth. Thanks so much, my friend, for your comment and visit. 😀

    • I’m smiling, because that paw print was a great find, and you’re right: exciting. I had one other exper. with a super fresh m.l. paw print once in the woods. In fact it was a set of tracks that were so fresh that suddenly I felt like I was in danger, so I moved on. I have never seen a mtn lion. We bought a “critter cam” for our property to see if they ever come here, and although it captures a lot, including regular bobcats, we have never had a mtn lion show up on the camera. Fun exchange, thanks so much RH.

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