One of the highlights of a day spent hiking around Big Bend National Park a couple of weeks ago was the Lost Mine trail, a five mile round trip in the Chisos mountains. With stunning views and hardly anybody else on the path, there was plenty of opportunity to stop and admire the scenery.
I’d heard crickets chirping all the way up and down the mountain, and wondered why they seemed to be so incredibly loud… until I happened to glance off the trail at one point to see these two sheepishly (cricketly?) peering back at me.
Sorry to interrupt, guys. As you were.