Take a Hike into Dominguez Canyon Near Grand Junction (Video)
Take a hike into Dominguez Canyon near Grand Junction by watching this video. Cross the Gunnison River and hike past adorable furry creatures by watching this.
Railroad Tracks to Perspective
I embarked on my journey into this beautiful canyon in Western Colorado and was excited for what's ahead. I hiked beside the railroad tracks for a while, seeing lots of beautiful stones and pieces of railroad tracks along the way.
To cross the Gunnison River, I went over this big wooden and metal bridge. What seems like a big bridge, was extremely small in comparison to the roaring Gunnison River and the enormous canyon.
Furry Creatures Leave an Imprint
Much to my surprise, I came across a furry creature as I continued hiking through Dominguez Canyon. This adorable furry creature was leading a pack of horses (and people) -- the creature was a dog. The dog came close to check me out and then continued leading his pack back toward the bridge I recently crossed.
This wasn't the only reminder that I wasn't alone while hiking. Before heading back I saw a few paw prints in the mud that caught my eye. These pawprints weren't from the dog, horses or people I saw earlier -- they were from a mountain lion.
Seeing those mountain lion pawprints really reminds you of whose house you're in and to always be aware and respectful of that.