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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Bumping into Bassets

The Long Dirt Road
Willow, Frio and I descended LDR-A early this chilly morning:  45F with a wind chill of 41F.  Since we were out there a little after sunrise we spent much of the hike in shadow.  Even when we did reach the sunlight it still felt cold because the wind had stiffened.

On returning from a short jaunt eastward in the Tellbrook Arroyo Willow and I were surprised by the loud barking from a large dog.  Frio couldn't hear it because he's deaf.  The dog greeting came from one of the Bassets (one of four or five) who walk with an elderly man and woman.  Both Frio and Willow went nuts wanting to get to the Basset.  That's when the second and third appeared, followed closely behind by the old woman, who barely glanced up the arroyo to see what her dirty Bassets were on about.  They turned left down the Tellbrook, and I held the Heelers back until the Bassets were gone.

Instead of ascending LDR to the upper flatland--the route the Bassets had come down--we retraced our steps back up on LDR-A because Willow would have gone bonkers on LDR trying to inhale the lingering paw scents of the dirty Bassets.

Upper flatland road

At the intersection of LDR-A and upper flatland road

Heelers heading down LDR-A

View of the Organ Mountains

Morning light

Remnants

View from the upper flatland

Deadwood X

Upper flatland vista

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the beautiful shades of auburn in your second photo.

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