I've decided to move Saturday morning. there's some National Forest Boondocking spots near here and I need a change of scenery. I was going to leave Friday morning but my accountant called and said my taxes are ready to be picked up. So that means another trip to Colorado Springs Friday morning.
I'm still fighting what appears to be a losing battle against the mice. I've trapped 4 of them so far but I can still hear them scurrying around at night. This morning I crawled around under the Arctic Fox and filled up a few holes with steel wool, I've always heard that mice won't chew through steel wool but just my luck they will use it to polish and sharpen their little teeth.
But now that I filled up some holes does that mean that I'm keeping mice out or does it mean I've trapped a bunch of mice inside? At this point it's hard to tell where they're at, what they're doing, or what they're thinking. I do know I had two traps set last night and neither trap has been touched, I wonder if they're getting wise to the traps. Maybe I need a cat, not a real pet cat but a temporary cat that will kill all the mice and then run away from home. Maybe I could bring Litterfoot back for a brief visit.
This is obviously becoming a battle of wits and I'm feeling unarmed. It appears that the mice are winning the psychological part of the battle, I've got the best kill ratio, but they're driving me ca-razy.
I took some infrared pictures the other day and it seems like all it does is make the place look like winter. I think there needs to be more greenery for infrared pictures to look cool. Maybe one day when I get to Florida my infrared pictures will start looking interesting. But so far Arizona and Colorado haven't been the best places for infrared photography.
Infrared picture at poverty Gulch
Infrared pictures of aspen trees poverty Gulch
Infrared picture of 11 mile reservoir poverty Gulch Colorado