Categories: Columbia River Gorge Hikes
Coyotes are very adaptive animals with the ability to live just about anywhere.
I’ve spotted coyotes in my neighborhood. And, I’ve seen them deep into wilderness areas.
In late January I was originally going to do some hiking in the Catherine Creek area in the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge. But, there was much more snow than expected.
As I was leaving the area, I saw a coyote that had seen its better days. It’s coat was spotty and tail had lost its bushiness.
Was it old age or poor hunting conditions? I’ll never know.
“No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death: and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”
And for coyotes, I suppose.
Coyotes live a tough live, but they tend to be very resilient. I admire them.