|The long view across the desert to Tortugas Mountain|
We did a lot of bushwacking, and I let them off lead three separate times, the last for longer duration. I was impressed by how they stuck closer to me than ever before; to be sure, though, I'm not convinced I can trust them completely. They have made phenomenal progress, however, and I'm inclined to experiment further with their trustworthiness.
We were out in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert just short of two hours, and we all kept well hydrated on this day of rapidly mounting heat. They also took several shade breaks without me suggesting they do so. :)
|All red flowers are Claret Cup (Scarlet) Hedgehog Cactus|
|This and the next: small Mesquite Tree leafing out|
|This and the next: the most oddly warped Prickly Pear pad I've ever seen|
|This and the next: I'm going with Abert's Wild Buckwheat|
|Computer-enhanced White Tackstem|