This deer was grazing just above our breakfast spot in Lassen National Park. Its fawn, shown in the inset was playing around in the rocks.
We drove upward on the Lassen park road till we came to a turnout which gave us a good view of Lassen and would make it easy to roll off the van.
While Brenda was taking up the bed and readying breakfast, Jeff scrambled up the hillside to a remaining snow patch. We had our attention focused upon that hillside when Mark saw a deer grazing. Then a little fawn came out from behind a rock - still with spots. I shot a couple of pictures before Jeff bounded up the hill. Jeff scratched at the hard snowbank to make a snowball. Mark hung close to the van because he knew Jeff's intentions for the snowball.
We had a really idyllic breakfast on the beautiful forested hillside with the morning sun streaming in. The fresh fruit we had bought the day before, cereal and coffee seemed like fare for a king. August 15, 1982.