I wanted to take a picture, I truly did. But one gets a bit startled when one encounters somebody in a full rabbit suit miles into a forest hike and on the opposite side of a swift moving river.
I know, you're mentally trying to explain it to me already. "Oh, he must just have it to keep warm." Sure, semi-reasonable except that this was a hot summer day. "It was just a little kid." No, it was a full sized adult.
Jeanne and I were hiking in Central Oregon near Paulina Lake; one of two lakes that form twin craters near Bend, OR. It is a place of beauty with a plethora of hiking trails, waterfalls and viewpoints.
Now I've encountered unusual things while hiking before. The thoroughbred that was in full run down a rocky desert trail with nobody around. The strange industrial chemical container that looked like a meth ingredient. But this was a first. It's not everyday you encounter somebody in a full furry rabbit suit walking along the forest. Are we sure there aren't cameras rolling just outside our view?
Jeanne thought I should snap a photo and I wish I had but I was just too befuddled and the opportunity passed as we got out of there quick.
Still, when not witnessing the bizarre, this area is wonderful for outdoor activities.
|One of the waterfalls along the trail|
|Us...minus our rabbit suits...|
|I always enjoy a trail that follows very close to a river or stream. Not just because it's beautiful but it usually means I don't have to hike straight up some mountain either|
|Nice views looking down on the lake|