|Just starting down LDR-A|
It soon became clear that the canids had tracked up the arroyo because both Heelers got on their scent and refused to give it up. It was a genuine struggle for me to hold them back. I'm glad they weren't off lead, certain they would have bounded ahead in pursuit.
At one point I even considered bushwhacking over to a ridge to get them out of the arroyo, but decided to soldier on. It wasn't until we began climbing the hill west of the right branch that the Heelers lost the scent and I was able to relax my grip on their lead handles.
|Long view to the north|
|This & next 3: early morning sunlight|
|Frio and Willow|
|Peace is victory|
|Last 2: Tortugas Mountain and the Organ Mountains|