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Cold Creek – Trip Notes for 10/22/2014

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10/22/2014 Trip Notes: This week we got a visit from my cousin John from New York. Taking the northern route out allowed him to come by and spend several days visiting us before returning to his Winter roosting spot in New Mexico. Even though this was my third visit here with company this month, on this visit I was actually able to go to a new spot. This was the first time I had ever gone down to the lower pond. This is definitely the largest of the three spring fed ponds located here. If you get down low to the ground, it almost looks like an “infinity” pool (Figs. 01 & 02). Even though we had our normal spotting's of horses along the road side (Figs. 03-07)on the way up to the town, it was the pictures we got while watching several drinking from the large pond that we seemed to enjoy the most (Figs. 08-10). It was amazing to see how much water they consumed. The painted pony in (Fig. 09) must have stood there drinking for nearly ten minutes. It is estimated that in a warm climate a typical horse will drink 8 to 15 gallons of water a day when available; when it is really hot they can consume up to 25 gallons.
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