Dunmore Meadows on the PCT in Section R

Like Sheep Camp, Donomore Meadows was another area that appealed to early ranchers and miners. Just before we reached this Meadow, Peggy and i had stopped to check out a lightning damaged tree and a fawn had jumped out of the grass where its mother had hid it. It bounded off with a squawk that sounded very much like “Mom!” Deer usually do a great job of hiding their newborns. The color of the fawns, their absolute stillness, and an almost total lack of smell guard them from hungry predators. Just like human moms, babies can come early, however! We came down our first driveway a couple of days before starting our trip and a doe had dropped a pair of twins in the road. One was spry enough to stand up on wobbly legs, but the other still couldn’t move!

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