On the way in past a couple of homes, we saw this beautiful peacock. It was displaying when we first saw it, but would not after I got my camera ready.
We also saw three mule deer as we drove to the trailhead. Two of them were budding bucks with their growing antlers.
About two miles into the hike I heard rocks falling over the roar of the creek and caught this nanny jumping from a ledge, across a fallen tree to a rock where it landed perfectly.
There were eight Mountain goats in this herd with four small babies that one biker would call "little fur balls."
We enjoyed a lot of early spring flowers along the way.
Palisades Creek was roaring down through the canyon caused by melting snow and recent rains.
My wife led the way up and down the trail as we hiked 8.2 miles for the day.
On the way back down from the Lower Palisades Lake that had four pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes and two pair of Common Mergansers on it, we once again ran into the Mountain goats as they rested in the rain on the hard rocks of the canyon.
I loved spending the day with my wife in the wilds of Idaho.