Beautiful Sitings Along the Trail 4


Whimsical and out of place: another observation on my hike at the end of August.

Rapidly climbing toward the highest peak in the vicinity, I was surprised to hit a bend in the trail and see a crab watching me. Like a sentry, he was perched on a high stone which was an excellent vantage point. I wondered to myself, what a crab was doing near a stream in the mountains, and was also curious about his five legs.

Recently I learned about seven armed octopii, so perhaps a five legged crab is not so odd. Also, I read up on cavernicolous freshwater crabs, which has taken a bit of the magic out of my siting. (But not all of it.)


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