Sneezeweed in full bloom.
The huge bloom of a Prickly Poppy. The shorter orange flowers
are Indian Blankets.
There is another short creek running to the north, but west of Cobb
Creek, that runs into a wooded area.
A Great Blue Heron fishing along the bank.
This beaver lodge in the delta of Cobb Creek is the second largest
Like most Western and Plains states, any open public lands are open
to cattlemen for grazing at the rate of $1.87 a head/month. Anywhere
you step ashore, you have cattle to deal with, and there appears to be
no responsibility for maintaining them.
Large, red sandstone cliffs hang out over the stream.
The bridge across Cobb Creek spans what they call Cedar Canyon.
Not far beyond, the stream grows much shallower, but compensates
with a nice, firm, gravel bottom.
When we bottomed out on the gravel bar, I climbed up the steep
bank to have lunch in a grove of trees. Nearby lay the skeleton
of a cow that had obvious laid there for a considerable span of time.