|The long view|
She's an expert at finding animal trails to follow through the grass, and she led Frio and me directly over to Right Branch Arroyo, which we followed north until reaching Left Branch Arroyo.
We trekked up the left branch nearly to its source before turning around. Willow made it clear she wanted to hike east again across a section of grassy desert to another new arroyo, so Frio and I followed her over. We explored the new "wash" for a few minutes before retracing our steps. When we reached the intersection with Right Branch Arroyo we hiked south up into its source and then exited up the steep hill beside the upper flatland road.
Both dogs were very well behaved today, and that made the new, long exploration with them a pleasant one.
|Three Kings is really Five if you count the little one|
|Chihuahuan Desert flora|
|To the Organ Mountains|
|View from another new arroyo|
|Torrey Yucca forest|
|Heading down another new arroyo|
|Barrel Cactus and Prickly Pear|
|Frio and Willow leading the bushwhack|
|Willow and Frio in Right Branch Arroyo|