Fortunately, he let me get fairly close. This image is cropped down about 50%. The rest of the photos are unedited jpegs straight out of the camera. Check my Flickr photostream for processed images.
Then I encountered this damselfly:
This moth was drying out on a tree:
The wild raspberries are ripening:
A couple flies and a beetle of some sort (which was quite a challenge to get a good image of):
Some Black-eyed Susans, one with a bug:
Experimenting with water on foliage:
Thistles are starting to bloom as well:
Finally, a couple of Turkey Vultures were soaring near the trail head. This is the other opportunity for which I wish I had a long lens.