|Sky at start|
They loved it, and they were quite good (obedient and responsive) through the duration. Willow is getting much better at listening to my commands, and Frio understands what I want when I pull lightly on the lead.
The best part of our time in the desert together this morning?--we ran into absolutely no one. We've been hiking in a remote area where few people go, even though we'll sometimes see other outdoor enthusiasts at a remote distance; we saw none today.
We were out there for nearly two hours, but it was as if Frio hadn't been exercised at all this morning. When we got back he was still full of pee and vinegar, dashing around the house as if he still needed to release some pent-up energy. Willow, the older of the Heelers, is much calmer around the house.
|Our CR-V waits for us just to the right of the road on the ridgeline|
|Creosote Bushes, Soaptree and Torrey Yuccas|
|Barrel Cactus and Ocotillos in the hills west of Tortugas Mountain|
|Tortugas Mountain (left) and the Organ Mountains|
|This and the next 3: Look at us, we're off the leads|
|This and the next: gnarly old Ocotillo west of Tortugas Mountain|
|Three crowns are better than two|
|This and the next: Claret Cup with a single blossom|
|Watch out for that Barrel Cactus, Willow|
|This and the next: it's been a long time since I've run across this rock ring|
|Tortugas and the Organs otra vez|
|This and the next 2: Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus blooming|
|Bowing in obeisance|