Final Preparations for the "Chicken Run!"
I've started to think about packing as my co-leader and I prepare to head with a group to Colorado, visiting "chicken" leks including Lesser and Greater Prairie-Chicken, Greater Sage-Grouse, Gunnison Sage-Grouse, and Sharp-tailed Grouse. Dusky Grouse and White-tailed Ptarmigan are possibilities, too, the later found at elevation when driving from Denver to Vail via Loveland Pass at over 12,000 feet. It really is a grand adventure, touting spectacular mountain scenery flanked by inspirational prairie lands. We live in a great country that offers many off-the-beaten-path gems to explore. AG