Okay, we're going off trail.
You ask the silliest questions ... no, no ... there's no such thing as a silly question ... except for that last one of yours ...that one may qualify.
There's ibis clustered up ahead in the tops of some tall trees. That probably means a wetland or a hidden pond.
If we leave the trail and walk towards them, we should find it.
Someone's been here before us ...
... and it looks like they had lunch.
There's our sign post ... that tree loaded with ibis.
We'll just strike off quietly in that direction.
No, we don't need a GPS! It's a few hundred yards away through thick brush and willows, but I think we can do this without any technology ... Kit Carson must be spinning in his grave.
Now, most of the ibis left their perch, but did you notice they swooped down, not away? We didn't spook them (yet).They are dropping in to feed not fleeing.
There has to be water up ahead.
Oh well, ... best laid plans and all that.
At least we found the secret pond.
Tomorrow, we wade in to it ... prepare to get wet and muddy.